More Screen Shots Done!
My "main screenshots" are the screenshots directly linked to the home screen and are therefore the first functional pages of the app. For some of these, I have come up with ideas I am excited about and for other I feel that I have settled, which means more brainstorming is in order.
NICE RIGHT??- guess we will have to make some decisions!
Having this summary screen first with an option to "log new treatments" made me much happier with the my care section of the app. The next screen will contain a simple two questions about a treatments status (completed, recommended, want a discussion) and what intervention we are talking about. I will need a list of all potential interventions to make screenshots for this-I would like to make this app dynamic which means each intervention may need it's own secondary screen to be designed and programmed. I also want to think of a better way to organize all of these interventions but I am satisfied with how this page stands.
First, I need to choose what QOL indicators to include. The Harvey-Bradshaw Index can only be used as a guide, so we need to come up with our own set of indicators that will present QOL in an accurate fashion. I will need direction on this, as I only have a slight idea of where to start...
In addition to this pre-set group of QOL indicators we want to be filled out, we also decided that a patient should have freedom in inputting how their disease is making them feel. We recognized from reviewing Patients Like Me, that we will not think of every symptom! So not only do we have to create a system of overall QOL measurement, we also have to leave room for a user to create their own response.
Thirdly, we have to make a presumption before this part of the app is completed. Are we assuming patients will be willing to open the app every day and input information? This would be better, but can we really expect such devotion? My question is: are we going to ask a patient to input information each time they go to the bathroom, just one inclusive input for each day or maybe only weekly or monthly? The type of user we are designing for will produce much different types of questions when measuring QOL indicators.
These issues have made the design difficult as there is a lack of focus. I will need to have a better understanding of what we are aiming for if I am to create the design we are looking for. Overall, I think I am in a good place going into the July 4th break. I hope the time off will produce some artistic inspiration in design and looking forward to seeing what unfolds next week!