Day 141 — All the “Stuff”

Designing our Task Flow Content

Today I laid out all the tasks and accompanying “stuff” that goes along with type 1 diabetes.

Turns out there’s a lot! I came up with 52 key tasks that people with diabetes must learn how to perform (t’s no wonder why a new diagnosis is so overwhelming). With this list, we’ll start developing content so people have an actionable how-to-reference when they are newly diagnosed.

Laying out the Task List

Step 1 — The Major Categories

At a high-level, I broke down supplies and tasks based on these 6 high-level categories:

  • Blood Glucose Meter
  • Continuous Glucose Monitor
  • Insulin Shots (Syringe & Vial, Pens, Inhaled)
  • Insulin Pump
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Ketones

Step 2 — The Tasks

Within each category, I laid out key individual tasks that a person with diabetes performs.

For example, for a Blood Glucose Meter, people have to check their glucose. Things get a bit more complicated when it comes to a continuous glucose meter though, such as:

  • Putting on a Sensor
  • Removing a Sensor
  • Calibrating a Sensor
  • Starting a New Transmitter
  • Starting a New Sensor
  • Getting a Reading
  • Responding to an Alarm
  • Sharing Data

I did this for each of the categories.

Step 3 — The Brands

Next, each task is potentially slightly different depending on the product you’re using. This is especially true with diabetes tech like continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

So across each category and list of tasks, I outlined the specific brands people will use.

Step 4 — The Result

The result is a big spreadsheet we can use to develop content from and track our content development progress. Here’s what it looks like:

All the Key “Stuff”

From this list, we also have a set of “stuff” (i.e., supplies) that should be kept for type 1 diabetes. I’m not exactly sure what we’ll do with this but I’m sure there’s a nice way to present this in a way that doesn’t overwhelm people.

What’s Next?

Tomorrow I’ll start breaking out our content into sequences.

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