Our final assignment was to design a product for social good. The prompt I choose was to design pill reminder app for mobile and responsive web users.
January 2022 - January 2022
Users want an uncomplicated app that’s easy to update and has tiered scheduling abilities.
To reduce the amount of data users must type and make updating data as simple and fustration free as possible.
This project is a course assignment. I am the sole designer of this project.
I was responsible for research, design, wireframes, mockups, usability testing, prototypes and the hand-off to production.
Understanding the User
We conducted secondary reseach; customer reviews, industry reviews and doctor reviews.
We were surprised by how many pill reminder apps are already on the market. The free ones are limited in scope but deliver what they advertise for the most part. The free apps tend to stop working more often than paid apps. I was also surprised that pill app users aren't just elderly. They are used across demographics.
|Family:||Husband, 3 children|
Mage needs to set up a tiered reminder cycle for one of her medications. To track each cycle, she entered the medication twice and set up different alerts for each.
|Family:||Widower, 5 children|
|Occupation:||Retired Bus Driver|
Rik is a retired bus driver in his early 80s who needs to update his medication alert schedule for specific medications because the dosage and frequency of the prescription has changed.
I was interested and seeing which features had promince, the order of layout and comparing features offered (free vs. paid).
Ideating with Crazy 8s
Low Fidelity Prototype
Usability Study Findings
An app that includes inventory tracking is much more appealing. All 5 participants thought the app would be helpful and 4 of the 5 would use it to track their medicine intake.
- Study Type: Unmoderated
- Location: New York, Remote
- Participants: 5 participants
- Duration: 10 ‐ 15 minutes
- Inventory: 4 out of 5 users wanted to be able to track inventory.
- Record Refill Date: 3 out of 5 users wanted to record the last refill date.
- Notices: 4 out of 5 users wanted a notice regarding storage limitations.
Refining the Design
High Fidelity PrototypeView Hi-Fi Prototype
Reduce the amount ot typing users perform by including reoccuring data in dropdown lists and/or clickable elements.
Use of accessible color scheme for users who are visually impaired.
Large and well labeled buttons.
Test participants loved the simple design and simplified user interfacting.
“I love the simple layout. These things are always so busy.”
What I learned:
I learned that building a mobile app and a responsive web app are very different animals. If a design is going to be effective it has to be tailored to the platform.
- The mobile and responsive web versions of the app should be retested using the current hi-fi prototypes.
- The user questionnaire and journey should be updated to include KPIs for design consistency and a different user journey.
- The desktop version of the app should be reiterated to better use the space.
- More research on the overall use of pill reminder apps could identify areas where the market is not meeting users needs.
- The app needs a unique value position in such a crowded market. Testing and reseach would also be helpful in determining a unique value
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My love of all things front-end started back in 2013. With no funds to partake in a formal web design education, I began training via MOOCs. As the world of web develop is ever changing, I have continued and expanded my studies. Recently earning a Google UX Design Professional Certificate.
My mission is to build modern, scalable, user-centric web sites. Using best web practices, css frameworks, js libraries, prototyping tools and as many open sourced resources as possible.
Transitioning from a legal secretary to a web/ux designer at first glance seems tricky. However, my legal secretary career included working on a computer 7 - 9 hours a day. I have always been a look under-the-hood type and got to know Microsoft office pretty well. Learning and incorporating VBA and macros into my every day work product. Which made the leap to web design seamless. I'm using the same skills, but a more precise level. It's a good thing.