An Heuristic Evaluation of Calm (Meditation App)

  1. I want to be able to skip around lessons in a series (e.g., “7 Days of Happiness”). I know there is a logical sequence that they’d prefer you to use. But, the point is, right now there isn’t the option to break out of the sequence. What if I’m most interested in hearing about “Prioritize Your Health”, because lately that has been my interest? What if I have zero interest in “Live in the Now”? Too bad. Because I will need to listen to that one before I can proceed down the list. So I close the app, feeling that this happiness challenge is not for me.
  2. To exit the audio player, I can do one of two things: 1) Tap the down arrow in the upper left, or 2) Tap the square shape in the bottom right. Both lead you back to the previous page. First, It’s less intuitive for me to see a down arrow to represent “back” or “exit.” A left arrow might feel more intuitive. Second, I don’t see why there are two different ways to stop the session, when they both lead to the same result.
Lateral Movement

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