Mobile app UX design for managing COVID-19 pandemic
Hesam Andalib, Roza Atarod
On-boarding and Home page
UI for infected person
In 2020, the world was shocked by the spread of Corona virus. It imposed high degrees of anxiety in the society due to its effects on healthcare and economy.
How can I help people use their mobile devices for managing their anxiety during the crisis and have access to sufficient information to take preventive actions.
I started with a research to find people's areas of concern at this situation. I categorized these areas and defined my design objective. I started sketching ideas and tested my ideas by involving users in the design process. The main ideas in this design are:
Using GPS location tracking data to create city heat maps based on travel history of infected users and inform citizens to take preventive actions before traveling to that regions.
Providing valid information about essential and high-demand products that people concern about
Designing different experiences for infected and healthy users
Today, every one of us is carrying a powerful computer everywhere we go. We are using it for navigation, making connections, shopping, banking, following the news, playing games, etc. But in the situation of crisis like the Covid19 pandemic, how can we benefit from this power to empower our society?
Though many applications can help us stay at home and work and shop from there, there are situations that we need to go out for any reason. Despite the fact that our devices can gather tons of data from every single movement we commit, we have no information if the places we are going are not infected.
This design aims at presenting a solution to use location data for preventing more spread of the virus in the community. It requires community participation and also presents some tools for city officials to make better decisions.
At the first step, we investigated different properties associated with Corona Virus and wrote each one on a sticky. Then we voted each property and discussed its importance.
Identify Areas of Concern
At the next step, we sorted selected properties based on common areas that each property is associated with. We identified 4 areas of concern to focus on in our solution space.
At the next step, generated “How Might We” questions based for each category. These questions will be considered for identifying design goals.
HMW ensure people about the availability of products?