MedMinder is an integrated set of technologies that allow caretakers and family members to monitor whether elderly patients are taking their medicine. The system consists of a mobile app, wearable pendant, and smart pill dispenser.
Since I lacked the resources to conduct actual research with real users, my first step was to generate a persona in order to build empathy with the target user group.
A Day in the Life
I proceeded to map the day-to-day activities of my archetypal user to build additional empathy and explore what kinds of touch points would be suitable to them.
MedMinder Caretaker App
My first wireframes (a subset of which are pictured above) for the MedMinder app were very low-fidelity and largely served to illustrate overall screen flow and information architecture.
After receiving high-level feedback, I proceeded to prototype these screens at a somewhat higher fidelity (including a basic level of interaction, i.e. moving back and forth between screens).
In order to receive more substantive feedback, I held user testing sessions with a couple people who were closer to my target user group, and synthesized the resulting data.
The MedMinder system also includes a pendant that elderly patients can wear to receive reminders when they are due to take medications. Pictured is the 3-D model I created.
MedMinder Smart Pill Dispenser
Finally, Medminder also features a smart pill dispenser with a touch screen interface. This specific part of the system was developed as a group project; I put the interactive prototype (consisting of fifteen or so medium-fidelity wireframes) together, but credit for the 3-D model of the pill dispenser goes to my teammates.