Ceres Gartenplanerapp Titelbild


Redesign garden planner app for the vegetable patch

In the Application Design 1 course, we created a redesign of an existing app. My Team chose the app "Gartenplaner fürs Gemüsebeet" (Garden planner for the vegetable patch), which is supposed to help plan and organize one's own garden.


Daisy Muntean, Viki Schmidt, Alina Remlinger


Rebecca Schellhorn
Application Design 1
3th semester - 2 months


Miro, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, Aftereffects


First, we analyzed the app intensively through user journeys, interviews, screenflows, competitor analysis, etc. This enabled us to identify the biggest problems in the existing garden planner app and how to solve them. This enabled us to identify the biggest problems in the existing garden planner app and how to solve them.

Analysis original app.
Analyse Gartenplanerapp fürs Gemüsebeet
Analyse Gartenplanerapp fürs Gemüsebeet
Screenshots: Gartenplaner fürs Gemüsebeet
In our case, there were mainly challenging UI issues. Many features were present and useful, but difficult to discover or understand due to the highly nested presentation. In addition, it turned out that the linking of the individual functions was missing. Therefore, users have to take detours to get to their destination.
After the research phase, the insights were transferred into user needs. This involved defining what features would be retained, changed or added (basic, performance, delighters). Our defined user needs look like this:

"An hobby gardener who enjoys growing fruit, vegetables and herbs needs support to organize and plan the garden in order to achieve a successful harvest."

Featureliste für App Projekt ceres


In order to obtain the widest spectrum of possible implementations of the features, we generated numerous ideas through joint brainstorming and the Design Studio methods. Afterwards, we further developed and summarized the most promising ideas. Afterwards we sketched low-fi wireframes. This allowed us to test the developed concepts in sync with the course of the project. We then iterated to finally validate our concept. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

We have placed all the content relevant to the patch in one tab. This strengthens the coherences within the app and provides a direct overview of all beds and plants. Thanks to the new structure, vegetables that have already been selected can be quickly placed in the patches and new vegetables can be easily added. The good neighbours are now effortless to identify. New links also make it easier to move them directly into the patch. In addition, we have made it easier for hobby gardeners to find what they are looking for by pre-sorting filters to help them reach their goal even faster. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

The calendar tab provides a quick overview of the tasks in the garden for the coming weeks and months. Notifications on the lock screen alert users of this. Users also receive seasonal suggestions for fruit and vegetables.

For an exchange and mutual help between the gardeners, we have created the community area. It allows hobby gardeners to ask questions to like-minded people and to inspire each other.

Screen design.

Ceres Gartenplaner App Screens

Visual design.

Organic shapes, natural colours and the colour coding of the beds were essential in the visual design of the Ceres garden planner app. The months are colour-coded to match the seasons for the calendar section.

visuelle Gestaltungselemente für ceres gartenplaner

Project video.