TREM

EPILEPSY APP FOR PATIENTS

Organized or not, you can't remember everything.

Remembering dates and times of seizure activity is important not only for patients, but also for their doctor. This app provides a way to log seizure activity as well as remind patients of important dates regarding medications and appointments.

Goal:

Provide a tool that helps epilepsy patients record seizure activity and remind them of various schedules.

Skills:

UX Design

UI Design

Information Architecture

Design Research

PRIMARY RESEARCH

This project began with brainstorming content by using my personal experiences. Neurologists ask for dates and duration of recent episodes, which is often times difficult to remember. 

ONLINE FORUM FOR PATIENTS AND LOVED ONES

Along with personal experience, I surveyed other patients through a forum that epilepsy patients and their loved ones visit.

"Dr. contact, emergency contact"

User 1

"Time and duration"

User 2

"Medicine side effect log, triggers, cbd oil strains that are most effective, a comment section"

User 3

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL

To gain insight a non-patient's perspective, I interviewed a neurologist specializing in epilepsy and interactions with patients.

  • seizure and aura frequency

  • change in seizure activity with change in medication

  • description of seizures and auras - sudden, time, type

INSIGHTS AND ISSUES

Needs of both patients and doctors include:

  • tracking and logging of information about their seizures - time and duration 

  • contact information - doctor and emergency

  • cause and different factors of their seizures

  • frequency of seizures

  • correlation between seizures and medication

INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

In order to create an intuitive experience for the user, I organized the pages in an information architecture diagram, allowing for visualization of the flow and content.

Information Architecture

WIREFRAMES

VISUAL EXPLORATIONS

I explored several colorways, ultimately deciding on a purple theme to replicate and mirror the color that represents epilepsy awareness. While exploring the different hues of purple, I kept in mind gender neutrality, as all genders can use this app.

Explorations

FINAL PRODUCT

Trem is a minimalist design for intuitive navigation and easy experience for users.

The color scheme is simple and uses the recognized color for epilepsy awareness.

Trem addresses:

  • tracking and logging of information seizure descriptions - time and duration 

  • frequency of seizures

  • schedules of appointments, refills, and times to take medication

  • contact information - doctor and emergency

CHANGES AND ADDITIONS

To further the use and experience of this app, I would add several parts:

INTRODUCTION TO APP

When first signing up for the app, I would add a modal or screen that introduces how the app works. It would explain how each part of the app works: Profile, Activity, Schedules. What is the point of each part? How do I use this? How will it help me?  With an introduction, I would add modals to answer to these questions to both guide the user and instill interest of need.  

ALLOWING ACCESS TO OTHERS

Allowing access to family members and other individuals who seizure patients trust can help the patient in that others are the ones who witness the seizures. For instance, they can help by recording the duration of a seizure or pick up medications for patients unable to do so for themselves.