The Eden Online Support group requested help with improving the UI and interaction design of their Eden Online Support platform in effort to retain users, increase engagement, and organically build a community of patients. With regard to UX, the areas of focus included the platform’s information architecture (e.g. layout and navigation), visual and interaction design and Facebook integration. Understanding the problem space was a continuous iterative process throughout our work.
After meeting with EdenOS representatives and understanding the problem space including their needs and wants, our team of six presented a proposal covering the projected goals and scope of the research, clearly communicated the dependencies of activities, explained the methods in detail, and listed the planned deliverables along with a timeline and cost for our services. Because we completed the project through the UCLA iSchool, we volunteered our time and did not ultimately charge the client anything. The estimate of labor time put the project at a cost of $20,520 at the rate of $60/hr per UX Design Researcher.
Research and designs revolved around the patient experience coping with main three chronic illnesses that the Eden team identified as very common:
We completed UX expert reviews to constructively critique the existing platform and identify the ways in which it met (or not) targeted goals and design principles. We also conducted a competitive review to find out how the Eden platform compared with other similar solutions. After gathering and reviewing research data and further informing the problem space, we conducted a design thinking workshop in order to generate new ideas, designs and approaches. At the end of the workshop, we had a design approach and strategy to improve the Eden Online Platform.