Monitor scoliosis health
Enhance patient well-being by addressing the issue of patients not wearing brace for enough hours, and to simplify doctors' tracking of treatment progress.
- 36% more patients say Airy app helps their doctors to analyze if any treatment plan adjustment is needed due to better engagement in the worn time and exercise tracking.
- 76% of testers can correctly find out how to record their worn-time, access exercise tutorials, and update the scoliosis progression in the first 3 attempts.
Solo UX designer
My role encompassed product strategy, conducting user research, creating personas, wireframes, UI design and prototyping, designing illustrations and icons.
Most scoliosis patients wouldn’t remember or record how many hours they have worn the brace every day. They either don't understand how adequate worn-time can help them effectively cure scoliosis, or they don't want doctors to know they have a compliance issue. For doctors. It's also a hassle to keep track of their patients’ treatment progress in a pile of paperwork
Scoliosis patients lack a tool to track and improve their brace-wearing experience.
Patients have no simple way to track and analyze hours worn in their brace.
Patients are disconnected from doctors until followup visit several months later.
Patient needs rehab tutorial to keep muscles active, but nothing exist for it.
How can we best help patients track brace-wearing time and share compliance with doctors promptly?
Insights - Primary Literature Review
"Only 10% of patients track if brace wear hours is sufficient."
Insights - Persona based on 4 interviewees
"Boys care about the aesthetics and body movement.
Girls worry about peer notice and marks on body."
Mid-fi to High-fi Prototype
I take the lessons I learned in research phase, and design the solutions for each points I heard from scolisois patients and from academic theses. I skipped low-fi phase, which mainly explores the layout of elements, because I designed the mid-fi prototype based on an existing health App, Spinamic.
Insights - Validation Test
1. Distinguishing patients' day and night brace wear times is important for doctors.
2. Users miss settings when unsure of interactivity.
3. Users value obvious separation of distinct functional elements.
1. Visually distinguish day and night worn times.
2. Add shadows to buttons to imply interactivity.
3. Use a background on the navigation bar to emphasize hierarchy.
I designed final screens in Figma after iterations, conducting A/B tests to define patterns, elements, and colors. The goal is a welcoming, clean look helping users quickly fulfill goals without feeling like an illness. "Airy" solves problems, so I focused on colors transmitting trust and reliability.