We were introduced to the challenge of research and to design either a wearable or mobile app that helps people understand and manage their own personal health. We decided to choose a wearable technology that is in prototype stage and is on the brink of being releasing commercially and mass adopted by existing wearables in the market, like apple watch or samsung gear. The technology adopted was a wearable sensor that can detect early symptoms of oncoming cold and will help the user take precautions and prevent it. We conducted secondary research, based on that made 3 target profiles/proto-personas and conducted a series of 10 in-person interviews from those proto-personas, and understood the needs and motivations of each person. We adopted the ORM model of IBM design thinking, and made a few revisions before reaching the final iteration.
My contribution to the project was to all stages and most of the deliverables. We came up with the concept of the app as a group, and I took the lead on project strategy and team management, and conducting all the group activities. I also produced the low fidelity wireframes and interactive prototype and helped Yash with the high fidelity wireframes as well, who was in charge of high-fi wireframes and mockups. Each member of the team was involved in major activities such as conducting research, user interviews, design iterations, usability testing etc.
Even though our concept was based on a technology that is still under works, the project was very well received by the professors and peers. However, the project still has a long way to go in terms of detailing, and there were yet a few changes that should have been incorporated from the second phase of usability testing.