App for joint care of the elderly

Care together

Problem

The family has difficulty caring for an older adult and getting the latest information about his condition
Deliverables

Market research, User research and competitors, Architecture, Wireframe, UI

Role

UX/UI designer

Solution

App for people who have older parents with memory problems or physical limitations, who are constantly cared for by carers. Coordinates shared care for the elderly between family and carers. Creates a list of medications and keeps track of them.If necessary, it automatically turns on the camera in the house of an older adult.

Elderly People in Israel

According to the data from the Central Bureau of Statistics, the proportion of elderly population in Israel has been steadily increasing in recent years. It is projected that by 2030, the percentage of elderly people will exceed 14% of the total population, with half of them being aged 75 years and older. This implies that with each passing year, more families with elderly relatives are facing a growing need for care and support.

Market research

I researched several significant players in the elderly care market and drug management apps.

I researched popular apps for task management, group communication, and intelligent home remote control.

User research

In order to gain a deeper understanding of the users, I conducted interviews with individuals between the ages of 47 and 67 who have elderly parents that are being taken care of by carers.

Conclusions

Relatives and carers share the tasks of caring for an older adult.The complexity of control leads to the fact that important things can be left without attention.

It needs to create a calendar with the ability to create tasks, share them with other team members, and mark them as completed.

If the caregiver does not go to work, she does not inform the older adult and his family. As a result, the older adult is left for several days without care.

It should be possible for the carer to mark the time she came and went so that the older adult's family knows that he has received care

Carers do not know what medicines and how an older adult should take them. But it is they who have to go to the doctor and pharmacy. Therefore, relatives write lists, hang them on the wall, and call and check which medications the older adult has taken.

It is necessary to create a list of medications with the ability to edit them, control the stock of medicines and mark the time of taking them.

Architecture

After analyzing the problem and conducting user interviews, I created the application architecture with the goal of visualizing the user flow and identifying the necessary screens. This helped me optimize the user flow and minimize the number of screens required for users to achieve their goals.

From concept to design

Sketches

After gaining a general idea of the specific tasks the user wanted to perform, I started the design process. Before working in Axure, I created sketches of the main screens on paper to identify and fix bugs early in development.

Low-Fidelity Wireframing

To refine my ideas, I then created low-fidelity wireframes and conducted usability testing before proceeding to the final design. During this stage, I realized that the onboarding process was too complex and decided to split it into two stages:

  • The user creates a care circle for the elderly person in the first stage.
  • In the second stage, the user adds carers and other family members to the circle.

Design solutions

In conclusion, I aimed to create a modern and clean design that utilizes a minimal color palette for easy and efficient usage of the application.

Onboarding - Establishing an elderly care circle and assigning tasks to caregivers

To do -  Distribution of tasks among members of the circle involved in caring for an elderly person

Medicine - Generating a medication list with reminders for restocking

Адаптивный размер iframe с помощью CSS и Media Query

Interactive prototype - Establishing an elderly care circle and assigning tasks to caregivers