Makeree's mission is to take anyone step by step through the process of creating inspiring projects by enabling learning through doing, acquiring knowledge & skills and earning points as you advance. The app's creative community provides a supportive environment, supplying everything you will need to follow the educational path and advance into becoming a maker.

The solutions

The simple and joyable UI, encourages its users to progress and earn new skills as a maker.
We helped Makeree to introduce the world of making with a level-based progress map of projects.
Each project is a step in the journey, completing a project and sharing a picture of your success will initiate feedback from peers and experts. Makeree received the "Excellence in Education" award at the annual MakerFaire in New York, 2015, and the Platinum A' Design Award 2018 in Education and Training Content Design.


Client: Free Time Academy
Services: UX, Product design, Branding, Consultation
Type: iPad app



The process

As part of Free Time Academy team, the company behind Makeree, we defined the various users types and their motivations as well as their usage journey map. Throughout this research, we came into conclusion that one of the product's challenges is to assist the users to break the interactive - physical barrier. We crafted an interactive progress map and other gamification techniques in order to help the product encourage its users to proceed and push their skills forward.

Photos by Dan Perez

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