This Program was developed during an Design Sprint for OpenIDEO Fall Prevention Challenge. An interactive experience for the seniors who do not like to change their lifestyle. Many elderly people like to use modern technologies such as smartphones. It is their way of showing that they are young at heart.
Problem: Consider this persona:
Mark (63) is a Graphic Designer who has lost his job. Even though he does freelancing, he is mostly anti-social. Due to high blood pressure, his doctor advised him to do cardio exercises. He takes a couple of cardio exercise classes, but drops them because he thinks that he can do them on his own. Also, when spoken to his wife (57), she indicates that Mark does not do as much cardio as he was advised to do by his doctor.
Goal: Creating healthy living habits among the elderly people who are enthusiastic about technology, but do not want to change their lifestyle.
Tools: Rapid prototyping, UX design, human factors design, Journey maps
After research and ideation, it was decided to create a mobile app that connects the physical activity of the person to a doctor. We are assuming that if a doctor prescribes the app to the patient, it is far more believable for him/her to use the app. It is very important that the app is not boring like the current fitness apps.