Google Care is a tablet iOS app design that was created to optimize communication between patient caregiving teams and health care professionals in order to accommodate evolving patient needs.
Teams: Data Science & UX design
Project Length: 1 week
Tools: Figma, Miro
How might we increase accessibility to healthcare through the use of educational and digital solutions? This is the design brief our team received at the Google x BrainStation Hackathon. We focused on the Alzheimer's epidemic in North America and the problems faced by caregivers of Alzheimer's patients.
Caregivers of Alzheimer's patients struggle to keep track of and communicate the evolving needs of their patient to their health care team.
Created a cloud based iOS app that allows caregiver team members and medical staff to easily communicate and track patient needs.
Due to the short timeframe for this project, we followed an agile design process.
Learning from data
We wanted to understand what challenges caregivers of Alzheimer's patients were actively facing, so our data science squad dove deep into the data to find information on our core user. They returned with a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data I translated into a proto-persona to align the design team.
Archetype: Exhausted Primary Caregiver
It's hard to communicate need to know items with the rest of my mom's caregiver team and medical staff.
I don't know when it’s time for my mother to transition from at home care to a 24/7 care home
I'm struggling to find a way to meet both my mom’s personal and medical needs
I live with my mom to provide round the clock care by helping her with daily tasks
I collaborate with other caregivers and my mom's medical team to help meet her evolving needs over time
I keep track of all of my mom’s medical, financial, and behavioural information
My love and sense of duty to my mom
I want to keep my mom at home for as long as possible to ensure she’s getting high quality treatment
The design team came together and decided on a design intervention that would streamline communication between caregiver teams and their patient's physicians. We then began authoring user stories to hammer out what features our design would have.
We authored a list of user stories from Mary Beth's perspective and sorted them into four epics:
tasks, tracking, connect, and delight.
Building up speed
We then selected six core user stories to translate into design features, and constructed a storyboard following Mary Beth using our design on an iPad.
Core User Stories
Drafting up a solution
We then began constructing our design and adding features. The gallery below shows the transformation our design took from the intial low fidelity sketches to our final high fidelity wireframes.