How might we improve the parent and child relationship around gaming and finances?

App that centralizes all cross platform gaming payment activity for sharing to small groups called orbits.

Orbit Gaming

Orbit is a centralized, transparent way to handle payment and budgeting for video gaming products across multiple platforms. It groups sets of gamers into "orbits" and is targeted towards parents and their dependents. It hopes to improve parent and child spending relationships, increase information sharing around gaming activity, improve children's financial literacy around saving, and increase the feeling of independence in their finances for children.

5.2020

Team

Storm Tuchek - Development, Andrew Cantrell - Business Liaison

my role

Following an initial sprint, Storm and I worked together to reevaluate past research, ideate, and prototype Orbit. I was our UX lead, so I executed the final designs as well.

RESEARCH

Following an initial unsuccessful sprint, the team moved back to research, focusing in on the interesting piece of the first sprint around parent and child relationships.

We utilized mural to collaborate remotely; mapping customer interviews, journey maps, industry research, and our team’s thoughts moving as we moved through the design process.

Research

Following an initial unsuccessful sprint, the team moved back to research, focusing in on the interesting piece of the first sprint around parent and child relationships.

We utilized mural to collaborate remotely; mapping customer interviews, journey maps, industry research, and our team’s thoughts moving as we moved through the design process.

The video game industry revenue is forecast to reach $180.1 billion in 2021

User Flow

We completed a user flow for our parent and child users and how they will interact with Orbit. This is an important stage of the wireframing process.

Improving parent and child relationships around gaming and finances

wireframes

Wireframes were laid out to show the user process flow functionality and work out all the features before rendering in a higher fidelity for user testing.

SOLAR SYSTEM

The family orbit shows each user's screentime, current gaming status, and important activity.

Parents can also set alerts in settings around playtime, privacy, socialization, and content. It was important to us in designing to design for transparency rather than control.

PIGGYBANK

Users can see their account balance, add, send, and request money from their Orbit.

Parents can see their dependent's spending and transaction history.

The plan a purchase feature guides users to save up for wishlist items and helps teach financial iteracy.

profile

Parents are able to send money in Orbit similarly to Venmo, and monitor all payment activity accross platforms in one spot.