Day 23 — Addressing mental and social challenges

My goal for today was to build out a module that addresses the psycho-social challenges of living with a chronic health issue, specifically for a young adult audience.

It’s something that’s no doubt impacted me since I was first diagnosed, and it’s just a really big and important problem to solve. One day is nowhere near enough to fully build out content to address this, but it’s plenty of time to get a start.


The Module Outline

I started with a high-level outline for the content:

High-Level Outline for Today’s Content

Getting in the Shoes of our Users

Previous versions of the app taught teachers and other school staff how to communicate with a child who has type 1 diabetes. For content that speaks directly to someone living with type 1, the content needed to evolve. Specifically…

How might we help prepare an 18-year old to face the mental and social challenges of living with a chronic health issue?

Rough Mock-Ups

Video Content

Especially for these modules, I believe real content from real kids is the best way to truly connect with young adults. Nobody knows what it’s like better than someone who’s lived through these challenges.

I pulled from content from previous interviews on the Invincible Kids Network (from our YouTube Channel).

Activity Content

For our interactive content, just like yesterday, I first wrote out everything on a bunch of sticky notes.

The first iteration

Final Design & Implementation

With the content written out, it’s time to build the designs. For today’s design, I pulled from a mix of:

  • my own content

Here’s the first pass at the designs:

Content Design in Sketch

Publishing Content

After migrating the content and design to code, here’s the final result:

End-to-end flow for our “Feelings” Module

What’s Next?

Now it’s time to really put this in front of some users. Getting interviews in before Christmas won’t be possible, but we’ll do some friends and family testing to get feedback to see how we did.

Until tomorrow.




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