I designed an iOS mobile application for Centerstone Research Institute (CRI). CRI is the largest Non for Profit behavioral health organization in the country.
Our goal was to help people with SMI become self reliant and make independent decisions using assistive technologies.
Title : Design and Usability Intern
Responsibilities : Led UX Research and Design
Mentors : Prof Kay Connelly, Prof Kelly Caine, Dr Frank Stevens
The project was completed within a span of 4 months including
2.5 month of research and 1.5 month of design work
Expert Interview and User Shadowing
Sketches for UI Exploration
High Fidelity Mockups
On preliminary internet research on Mental disorders and Serious Mental Illness (SMI), key causes and affects of SMI particularly schizophrenia are:
I got an opportunity to interview Andy Matthews who is a behavioral health specialist and Assistant Manager for Community Support Services at a large nonprofit health organization in the Midwest. The interview provided insights for my study which highlight the life skill training programs running at the organization and some issues related with it.
Next, I shadowed a case worker while she was working with a client. I accompanied them to a local grocery store. The case worker described typical client behavior. They spend a lot of time interacting with and taking care of clients. They act as guides to help clients learn interpersonal, social and employment skills. The key insights from the trip are :