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The following is a User Interface Design targeted at health and wellness design. This project was created for ME115B at Stanford University by Mary Alice Arnstein, Kaylyn Pugh, and Sofia Carrillo. Our goal was to create a personalized way to consolidate health information and allow the user to gain agency with tracking their health. 

Point of View 

Sarah is a 19 year old college student who is starting new medications and enjoying a new lifestyle of becoming more independent and needs a way to monitor her health and keep track of her relevant medical information. 

Insights

  • Students need a way of tracking medical history so they have evidence to provide to a new doctor
  • Students have difficulty moving from doctor to doctor
  • The pace of the quarter system makes it difficult to track symptoms from memory in appointments
  • People have trouble remembering the questions they wanted to ask in appointments, or come up with questions after the appt is over
As soon as I leave [the doctor] I come up with a bunch more questions I could’ve asked.

Storyboards and Initial Ideas

We started by creating storyboards of potential interactions our user would have with Vital, including features and design requirements we felt necessary for our app. 

 Our initial brainstorming session with our observations from initial interviews, detailed needs, and resulting design requirements.

Our initial brainstorming session with our observations from initial interviews, detailed needs, and resulting design requirements.

Paper Prototypes and User Testing 

After consolidating some of our ideas and creating storyboards, we created two lo-fi paper prototypes and engaged in user testing to better inform the next steps in our project. We created a script for the testing and had our users test out different scenarios that would utilize our app, such as adding a new medication and getting a refill. 

 John: Inputting information was a little confusing in the ‘How are you feeling?’ section. “Do I press the add button or the blue button on the right?”

John: Inputting information was a little confusing in the ‘How are you feeling?’ section. “Do I press the add button or the blue button on the right?”

 Sid: “It’s easy to add a Prescription, I didn’t really need the prompting, it all seemed super clear.”

Sid: “It’s easy to add a Prescription, I didn’t really need the prompting, it all seemed super clear.”

The doctor wasn’t listening to my medical history, so they misdiagnosed me.

Interaction Flows

Logging symptoms for today and checking a previous days log.

Adding a new medication and refilling your prescription.

Prepare to visit the doctor by checking your files and write down any relevant questions.

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