Aware is a mobile app aimed to help women get an ADHD diagnosis quicker, by streamlining the process of finding specialists and setting appointments.
UI/UX Designer, Researcher, Copywriter
Many adult women struggle to receive a diagnosis, almost 75% of women remain undiagnosed, and about 46% are often misdiagnosed with another illness.
While ADHD diagnosis and treatment exist in Canada, the process could be improved to better accommodate the needs of women struggling with the disorder.
I believe that by making all methods of ADHD diagnosis easily accessible for Canadian women, it will help them receive diagnosis and treatment faster.
Design Process &
Key Insights & Themes
Understanding & Clarity
Many women want the sense of clarity that having a diagnosis brings, while also understanding the process to get to that diagnosis.
Convenience & Speed
Canadian women would like to receive ADHD diagnosis and treatment faster, but are unable to because of long waiting periods between appointments.
Lack of ADHD Representation
In comparison to more well-known illnesses such as depression, ADHD in women lacks public knowledge and awareness, making it more difficult to come across resources in daily life.
Usability Testing Results
Users were able to complete the required tasks with minimal difficulty and confusion. While users were able to achieve the goal, there were a few issues that they encountered that slowed their progress.
For example, the psychiatrist list not being obvious that it could be dragged up to reveal the full list.
After revisions to the task flow were made, these changes were then implemented to the final hi-fidelity prototype.
What Aware Accomplishes
Helps streamline the process of receiving an assessment and diagnosis by guiding the user step-by-step.
Lessens the workload a user needs to take to search for a psychiatrist by including all the information needed in the app (psychiatrist history, reviews, and location).
Providing additional resources that a user may need to help them on their journey to get assessed.
Importance of User Testing
I've learned just how vital user testing is to create a well-designed application. It was easy for me to assume that what I designed made perfect sense, until users interacted with my prototype in ways I didn't expect.
Although I've had prior experience creating wireframes, this was my first time doing a deep dive into the process. I found it very enriching to get a better idea of how projects such as these go from sketches to prototypes.
Elaborating on Medication Functions
Aside from being able to book appointments, it would be great to add the function to place orders for medication through the app, as well as automatic re-fills, and possibly giving psychiatrists notes on the effects of the medication prescribed.
I'm open to full-time employment opportunities and other creative projects. If you're interested please don't hesitate to reach out! I look forward to working together on something great!