Habits Heart

How to design a easy-to-use application for older people above 60 years old?

Habits Heart provides an easy-to-use interface for heart failure patients to learn how to manage their lifestyle and monitor their heart failure symptoms. It is part of collaboration study with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, USA.

Year 2017
Role User Research, Sketching, Wireframing, Screen Flows, Visual Design, Interaction Design
Mission Understand the users and how the app should work, design the app to be user-friendly for older audiences, make it simple and easy-to-use
Tools Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Zeplin, Invision, Notebook, Pen
Platform Android

Heart failure currently affects nearly 6 million patients in the United States alone and by 2030, that number is expected to increase to 8 million. It mostly affects hospital patients age 65 years and older. While adherence to self-management is essential, implementing that strategies is challenging. The design considerations mainly focus on:"

"Bigger font, bigger buttons. Few words!"

In designing the Habits Heart application, both the clinician and patient experience are considered carefully. The Heart Habits app provides :

A daily checklist to guide patients to take bite-sized lessons.
Track their weight, sodium and fluid intake.
Check in on their symptoms.
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