Sigmood: the app that tracks your mood

Sigmood is a mood tracker app that acts as a diary of your emotions. Find out how we turned an idea into an app that allows the users to take short annotations dedicated to themselves and thus monitor over time their psycho-emotional state, their goals, their motivation.

The San Michele multi-specialist medical center in Verona is a specialized medical center with a decidedly visionary approach and an approach aimed at continuous experimentation.

CMP had the desire to offer patients a tool that would allow them to linger and become aware of their emotional / mental state.
It often happens that people never stop to ask themselves how they feel and how they are, due to work, family and personal commitments, but also from the unwillingness to ask themselves this question which is both trivial and extremely complex in the answer.
The app that arose from this need is a mood tracker, which allows the person to take very short spaces dedicated to themselves and thus monitor over time their psycho-emotional state, their goals, their motivation.

It can be used by users independently, or in therapeutic mode, to completely follow a psychotherapeutic path.


UI/UX development
IOS native development
Backend development

Team Rawfish


Work in progress

From the technical documentation to the user flows.

Brainstorming with the customer to go deep into the sector and the needs of the end user.

Sigmood pursues the same purposes as a psychological intervention. The work that the person does in the app is self-managed, representing an important first approach that prepares him for the potential relationship with a professional. The necessary functions had already been identified by the customer, as well as the general flow that should follow. The request was to design an app that would allow the user to do mainly three things:

1. keep track of your emotions whenever you feel like it, throughout the day. Choosing from a scale of positive and negative emotions, identified by a group of psychologists, attaching photos, videos, audio and personal notes to contextualize the reason;

2. set goals to achieve

3. view charts, on a weekly and monthly basis, that illustrate the trend of your mood

Naming and user interface

Sigmood comes with an easily recognizable name and a unique style.

Once the app flows and wireframes were defined, it was time to approach a UI definition, giving it a unique style. Starting from a market analysis, we noticed that other mood trackers and emotion diaries, preferred to depict the respective apps by giving the application a personal name. We decided to follow the trend, personifying the app with one of the most famous characters in history in the field of psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud.

From there the play on words was simple and immediate: we assimilated the personal name Sigmund and the term mood tracker. Simple, clear and defining the category to which this app belongs and its purpose: keeping track of users' mood and emotions.

We then decided to use one of Sigmund Freud's distinctive traits: round glasses as an element. They were integrated into naming and then also used as the app icon.

“Sigmood can be used by users independently, or in therapeutic mode, to completely follow a psychotherapeutic path.”


UI/UX Designer

Generate engagement through constant interactions and updates

Baseline is the value that indicates a person's psycho-physical well-being.
It is an average of values that are implemented by the user based on his emotions.
The baseline is determined in the onboarding phase, when the user has to respond as he feels, from 1 to 10, with regards to: health, work and study, personal finances, sentimental situation, self-esteem, hobbies and friendships interests, family situation, growth personal, physical fitness, therapeutic path.

How to track your mood.

How do you feel today?

Mood tracking requires constant use. To stimulate the user to keep his online diary up to date, push notifications are sent. The user can choose the frequency of notifications that remind him to describe his mood. In this way, the baseline will always be updated and, in case of repeated emotional imbalances, a notification will be sent to advise the user to seek help from a professional.

Express your emotions.

You should express your feelings: 20 are considered positive and 20 are negative.

Describe how you feel.

Whenever the users expresses their mood, they can decide whether to attach images, videos, audio or written notes so as to always have a history who records the details and motivations that led them to certain emotions.

Daily updates.

The statistics of the average daily mood trend are notified to the user.

“The user can set the frequency of the daily notifications.”


Senior Backend Developer

Test the MVP and go live with new functionalities.

After an initial period in which Sigmood was tested by professional psychologists, psychotherapists and also patients, in order to validate the usefulness of the app, the customer decided to continue with the development and implementation of new features.
We therefore started the development of the backend, in order to save the data to provide the user with a view of the history.

Business model.

The evolution of the project required a broader reasoning on the positioning and the business model. The app comes as a freemium model that will include additional paid features.