medMinder: Medication Reminder system for Patients & their Caretakers
Medminder is a medication reminder solution aimed at revolutionizing medication management. Through the use of a smart pill dispenser, Medminder’s goal is to make it easier for patients to take their medications on time.
UX Design & Research
Jan ‘18 - Mar ‘18
Design a mobile application, and accompanying wearable, that connects to Mediminder’s smart pill dispenser to help a caregiver ensure their loved one takes their medication on schedule.
Target users - persona
I created a persona and basic scenario in order to design the flow of the app:
Maria Castillo is a 28-year-old graduate student who has become her grandmother’s primary caretaker. While she doesn’t live full-time with her grandmother, she is still responsible for making sure she takes her pill on-time. She bought her grandmother a Medminder smart pill dispenser, but since Maria isn’t always present, its hard for her to know for sure if the medication has been taken.
I then sketched out what I thought the main components necessary for MVP were:
Based on peer feedback I got from my sketches, I set out to create a higher-fidelity prototype using Sketch and Invision.
Today’s schedule & information
The first screen gives users an overview of the day, breaking down what medications have been taken and which still are remaining. The pills are separated into traditional pill boxes broken down into: morning, day, evening, and bedtime. A user can click on one of these boxes and a dropdown will appear which displays further details on the pills.This screen also displays the percentage of pills taken during the day so as to give the user a quick visualization of the day’s progress.
Adding New Medication
This is where users will input their medications. I aimed for a clean layout and pills modeled after the most common shapes to make it easily recognizable for the user.
I presented my prototype to two participants and asked them to think aloud as I provided them with a task. I explained that they should take on the persona of someone who has been given the responsibility of monitoring their grandmother’s pill intake via the MedMinder app.
Their task: Add a circular light yellow pill that should be taken at anytime on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Today’s pills page:
Doesn’t understand how to login to the app
Cool how its broken up by the time of day
Would like to see the whole day in one view instead of clicking through by times of day
The checkmarks are small and hard to see
I like the graph, 50% were given today
Unclear what the bottom part does
Really likes the pill boxes
Didn’t immediately click on the boxes, was surprised when she clicked and realized they provided more information. The arrow should be more obvious to focus on the interaction.
Unclear why information about a day is relevant, month and year makes more sense
Would be cool if clicking on the charts game me more information about what was missed
Thought it was interesting the tester thought this would be their contact information but like the “centralization of my grandma’s care”
Excited that there is an option to easily contact doctors, sees the use for it. However, thinks there should also be an easy way to contact grandmother.
Add new pill:
Page is easy to use
There are many types of medications and they don’t all involve pills. Maybe add other icons
Finally, I created a 3D prototype of a smart ring the patient could use to be reminded to take their medication: