The brief: Design a new app that mashes up two obviously non-related existing apps to serve a user group of your choice. The objective is to take the features and micro-interactions from each app that best complement each other to create something uniquely useful: 1 + 1 = 3!
Inspired by some young developers making apps "By Teens For Teens", my goal is to increase access to healthcare for teenagers and make the experience more engaging. The mashup product I came up with is Medly, a mobile healthcare app combining the functionality of One Medical and the fun, approachable nature of the popular teenage app Zenly. Take a look at the product walkthrough video below!
July 2019, 2 Weeks
UI & Motion Design
Low & high-fi Prototyping
Through secondary research and key person interview, I found that: Awkwardness around seeing a doctor for behavioral and mental issues, lack of the mindset to take charge of their health, and the hassle of visiting a family doctor are the three biggest obstacles for teenagers to access health care on their free will. Therefore, I identified my opportunity area as a virtual care experience featuring light-hearted but private communication.
Within the timeline of this project, I only talked to one teenager and relied heavily on secondary research. As mentioned above, a hot sticky area like healthcare must take into consideration the larger ecosystem and a wider user spectrum. Reducing people visiting hospitals and clinics can save tons of resources and money, but how might we make such a service loved by all sides? Hence if given more time, I would like to explore the following research topics: