Meg Tremblay

Brio: App + Case Study

Brio was created and designed to deliver a personalized care plan for cacti and succulents by taking into account the persona's geographical location, weather patterns in the area, and a plant identification system to prevent accidental plant fatalities. The full case study can be found here.

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Initial Landing page

Initial Landing page

This is the initial landing page once you open the app for the first time.

It clearly states the two ways in which you can add a plant into the app, which are by photo (which also identifies), and by the search icon where the user is ableto either look through images and names, or type in a name. 

Identifying

Identifying

This gives the user the ability to take a
photograph. The app will scan the photograph by leaf shape and color to correctly identify the plant. 

Information Page

Information Page

Once the user has identified a plant by either photo or searching for it, a general care plan will come up. This plan will change once the user adds it to their garden via the plus sign. It will then sync with the brio Smart Sensor to create a personalized care plan to the user’s environment and climate.

Brio smart sensor

Brio smart sensor

As previously mentioned, the brio Smart Sensor
is a device that is placed in the soil with your plant. There is a piece at the top that is to face the sun, which will provide you with data on how much more sunlight your plant will need each day. The device will send you push notifications when you need to water, find more sunlight, and/or fertilize the soil. This will allow the user to feel in control of their plant’s health
and creates a personalized care plan to the user’s environment and climate .

The brio Smart Sensor does not need to stick out so far as it shows in the illustration, but just enough so the piece at the top is in the sunlight.

Syncing with the brio Smart Sensor

Syncing with the brio Smart Sensor

Once you tap the plus button, the brio Smart Sensor will sync with the app.

Search and Discover

Search and Discover

The user also has the ability to search by name or browse plants. As suggested during the testing phase, the user is able to search for plants that are good for their area, or to browse all.

New Landing Page

New Landing Page

After the brio Smart Sensor has synced, the user now has a new landing screen that has active countdowns of the main care components. 

To switch between plants, simply swipe right and see similar screens with custom information for each.