This post is also a part of the Progression iOS mini project. In this opportunity I would like to give you all a look at the simplified information architecture of Progression application.
There are no big flaws in the architecture itself, but it still needs to be improved for better usability. One problem I have while navigating is whenever I want to add new exercise to my current schedule. At the first start it’s very confusing, but after weeks of using the apps I’m used to the flaw in the structure.
But a good application should be usable for new and advanced users. Therefore I have an idea to reconstruct the architecture in part of adding new exercises to the currently active training plan.
In the current application, a soon-to-be-disappeared popup, which shows configuration option, pops at the bottom of the screen whenever users select a new exercise to add to the plan. It’s kind of annoying to quickly tap the Configure option before it disappears, when it already disappears users needs to go back one screen and configure it there or to re-add the exercise. Too much work while working out I must say.
In the iOS version I would like to use the idea behind Shopping Chart. Users just need to select any exercise that they want to add. They can configure it one buy one after they confirm the addition. One way, one flow, zero minutes wasted to go back and forth.