North Life: A Simple and Intuitive Productive and Lifestyle Management App

North Life is a simple, direct, intuitive and process-oriented productivity and lifestyle management app that I designed and developed as the capstone project which was a requirement for my online Specialisation in Responsive Web Development and Design Course offered by the University of London

This is a technical demo for the project, you might feel like I am rushing a little and that’s because we were given just 5 minutes to cover specific issues and topics that would determine the grading.

What can users do?

Monitor control and Record their short and long term goals and achievements. This helps them improve lifestyle, work-life balance, increase productivity build healthy habits.

How do they do it?

By intuite categorising and prioritising on tasks, structuring them, for better control over the course of days, weeks and months.

What is the unique feature?

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

― Mark Twain

When we are seeking progress it is easy to see the path as ladder, as going uphill but recent cognitive and behavioural psychology as well as neuroscience show us that the cognitive control (this includes decision making ability and will power) is maximum in the morning and decreases as the day passes.

So leaving most important tasks and decisions toward the latter part of the day is to leave them to chance and this is why most people have difficulty achieving their goals and they procrastinate. So a better way to look at the day would as a journey downhill. scheduling most difficult thing first and as the day passes working on easier things. This initiates a snowball of productivity. The app is designed to make the best out of this phenomenon.