User interface design for an app that aids in lucid dreaming journeys. A pandemic passion project.
Lucid: An App for Dreamers
User Interface & Experience




BACKGROUND ↘︎

Lucid dreams—dreams where the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming—carry with them the appeal of reflective, therapeutic, and spiritual benefits. Studies show that 55% of the population has experienced lucidity at least once in their lifetime, yet the proportion of people that regularly experience such dreams is much smaller.

In wake of Covid-19, many have reevaluated their pre-pandemic relationships with work and turned greater attention to family and self-care.  The introspective appeal of lucid dreaming has the potential to resonate with those looking to better understand themselves.



PROBLEMS ↘︎

Lucid dreaming requires continuity in dream journaling and practicing simple mental exercises throughout one’s day. These help enforce mental patterns essential to acheiving lucidity. With many people’s busy daily schedules, remembering to stick to these tasks proves a stubborn obstacle.

The intrigue of lucid dreaming has cultivated a strong online niche abundant with guides and resources on achieving lucidity. Many beginners interested in lucid dreaming may be overwhelmed by this quantity or not know where to look.



SOLUTION ↘︎

Lucid is a mobile app that makes achieving lucid dreams easier. With dream journals, hands-free alarms, and informational resources all centralized in one app, Lucid eases the burden of commitment and continuity by streamlining access to lucidity-acheiving tools.









RESEARCH ↘︎

Research revealed that dream retention is a key aspect of having more vivid dreams and, eventually, lucid dreams. Dream retention is strengthened through regularly recording dreams and practicing their recall.

Additionally, several more rigorous lucid dreaming methods involve setting periodic timers throughout the day and night to participate in “Reality Checks:” quick mental exercises that sharpen one’s conscious awareness of reality, another key aspect of lucid dreaming.






PROMOTIONAL ↘︎