Week 13: Concept Testing and Rapid Prototyping

Testing several concepts

Setting up the problem space:

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of less than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

Object-Oriented UX

We collaborated on aligning to come to a common description of the objects and actions in our product design, using Object-Oriented UX. This helped to design multiple concepts that catered to use for a menopausal transition.

Testing to validate or drive refinement

  1. The value proposition of each idea and what is important
  2. How they feel about interacting with the concept and its technology
  3. What problem the concept is trying to solve
  4. Users think aloud and contribute insights
  1. How users interacted with our product
  2. What they were thinking as they were navigating our product
  3. When, how and why they would use this product
  4. How they feel about interacting with the concept
  5. What problem the concept is trying to solve
Testing to drive refinement
User Testing Session
Giving options of visual cues and different models for tracking to users
Synthesis of Speed Dating — we chose to focus on the community as the signature proposition of our further exploration.
  • More inclined to connect through story-first that connect to chat directly
  • If she starts treatment — showing treatment result and outcome to help her make some decisions — Having a feedback loop of treatment working or not working.
  • Having this tool makes it easier to start a conversation with family members
  • The community aspect has a positive language, the goofy, playful component was appealing to the users we tested with
  • Looking at this to understanding herself
  • Tracking — more willing to use the app than the wwearble. Wearable for insomnia.
  • Knowing what ways of tracking are sensible for what vitals.
  • Health tracking integration would be valuable.
  • Ways of tracking and format of tracking — flowers are nice.
  • Powerful visual is a helpful metaphorical link to symptoms.
  • when talking about symptoms be clinical, when talking about stories be playful
  • It’s such a forgotten age group — that talking about it lights them up.



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Sanika Sahasrabuddhe

Graduate Studies in Design for Interactions @ Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design