Pumpartnr is an iOS app that helps athletes plan, track, and reflect on their strength training progress without the fuss.
Pumpartnr’s focus on strength training derives from a conviction that building functional muscle enhances both athletic performance and wellbeing. Looking better is a positive side-effect, but not the primary motivation.
The app falls somewhere between a personal trainer and exercise log. Many athletes would like professional guidance for their workouts, but can’t afford a personal trainer every session. At the same time, they would like to keep track of their progress over time in a way that is thorough and easy to glean insight from.
Pumpartnr addresses these challenges by generating training programs of between 3 to 8 weeks based on a person’s abilities, interests, and goals, and then displaying visualizations of progress through these programs.
For the GUI, we focused on three main areas: (1) making the interaction as simple and intuitive as possible; (2) getting the app out of the way of the exercise routine when it wasn’t needed; and (3) creating a distinctive visual language that used iOS Design Standards as a departure point.
Made for the Graphical User Interface (GUI) workshop at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.