Many people suffer with bi polar disorder everyday and it requires a lot of time and energy to keep track of their mood while trying to juggle prescriptions and the ups and downs of everyday life. I wanted to find a way to help those that live with this disorder to better track their mood in a quick and easy way. It's important for communication between a client and their therapist and psychiatrist be easy. However, that's not often a reality and can be a tiring repetitive task. I've been working on a phone application that acts as a monitor and mood tracker for individuals who live with bi polar disorder. The app also helps the user communicate to their psychiatrist and therapist all in one easy to use place. I created all the UX designs and visual design system for this experience.
As Is Scenerio
I began by creating empathy maps for a bi polar user and therapist using the app to better understand some of the pain points they experience so I could go about designing a more meaningful experience to benefit the users. After that, I used the empathy map to inform and create an as is scenario for the user with bi polar disorder.
Sketches and Wireframes
Here is a look at my sketches for concept screens for vital parts of the app. I will go into further detail about each screen below.
1. Opening Screen
This is how the app will appear to the user upon opening it daily. When they click one of the icons, it will become selected and they can click continue. The next page will display a range of symptoms related to their answer.
This page helps keep a record for the graph page to help the patient, therapist, and doctor keep track of how many days, weeks, months, or years episodes will be lasting.
2. Symptoms Screen
Here is a screen to show if the user selected 'manic' in the first screen. It displays the symptoms of mania in which the user can select up to as many as apply to them that given day. In this screen, I have shown how 'irritability' would look if it were selected.
The app's coloring also changes depending on what the user selected in the first screen. That is why this screen's accent color is 'manic red'.
3. Report Screen
The user is also able to provide additional information to their therapist and psychiatrist in addition to their daily symptoms.
4. Mood Graph
The user is able to track their episodes by days, weeks, months, or years. This is helpful with medication management and recognizing patterns over time.
I am still continuously working on this project and I look forward to updating more here soon :)