Maria APP

A mHealth (mobile health) app designed to provide information and resources about COVID-19 to the Latinx community of Southeastern Connecticut.

Problem: Immigrants from Latino countries in America do not have proper resources and information about health resources. The Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated these issues.

Solution: An mobile app that focuses around the Covid-19 pandemic. This app educates users on vaccines, misinformation, how to stop virus spread, and more. The app also lets users connect with others in their community so they can help each other. The app will show users available testing, vaccination, and food supply sites. Users can call, make appointments, and find the locations of the sites through the app.

Design Process: The team started our design journey by reading “Health Design Thinking” by Dr. Bon Ku and Ellen Lupton. The book introduced students to the design thinking process in medical practices. Next we met with a representative of the Latino community from Southeastern Connecticut to understand the issues they had. After defining our end user and their problems, we created an empathy map and began to structure our app design process using Invision Freehands. We then developed user personas and asset designs including colors, logo, and typography. After, the team used Figma to create wireframes and prototype.