Paige Templeton is a UX Designer, Front End Developer, and Strategist based out of Detroit. Recently she’s worked on 12 mobile apps, 5 websites, 1 web application, and 1 autonomous car interface.
Some of her non-work related accomplishments include starting a free soccer club for low-income children in Detroit and backpacking ten countries on her own. Outside of the office you can catch her running, snowboarding, or painting.
IA Summit 2016
Topic(s): case studies and healthcare
It is no secret that we have entered a mental health epidemic. The number of people diagnosed and treated has risen substantially over the past few decades. Join me as I walk through the process it took to build a mental health app for people who are suicidal and test it at the University of Michigan’s Depression Center.
Mental health does not discriminate. Suicide is the second highest cause of death for preteens, teens, and college students. The highest group statistically is older caucasian males. The targeted app audience spanned across a very broad range of ages and technical abilities.
Another challenging aspect was working with the knowledge that many times those who are suicidal are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. They can be in spaces where they don’t want to ask for help. Poor UX meant that there was more at stake than just unfound fun features.
- We’ll discuss designing for a broad range of ages
- The challenges involved in working with high slip error probabilities
- What it’s like working with mental health in mind