Sleep Diagnosis App
Sleeping is one of the most effective ways to help the human body reset or reenergized itself that normally leads to refreshed memory, individual motivation, and then higher productivities. But due to stress associated with jobs, relationships, family, and lots of other situations, people are getting even more depressed than last year according to results from the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America 2020 survey. This has been largely attributed to the outbreak of COVID-19 since late last 2019 according to the article.
Sleep Diagnosis APP is a concept created to help users diagnose the reasons for their sleepless nights and restlessness. The app will work like SHAZAM an app that has the ability to listen to music and identify the song titles, Artists, and even play it. I have drawn inspiration from this by allowing this sleep diagnosis app to listen to the deep breath of users in an enclosed or quiet bedroom, where the number of sleeping hours will be recorded and saved to a cloud folder. To enable this app listen effectively to the heartbeat or deep breath even better, a smart wristwatch version of the app has also been designed, so that the patient can simply wear the watch while going to bed. The recorded files can be diagnosed as follow; the sleeping hours will be rated as poor(if sleeping = 3hrs), average(if sleeping hours = 4-5), and good(if = 6-7hrs ). In a case when the sleeping hours are poor, the patient will be asked to take a survey(Set of questions generated from experienced Psychologists) to help the app calculate what the possible cause of the sleepless night could be and subsequently generate a suggestive step the patient might take to resolving the issue. However, users will be requested to pay for the service or contact any of the listed doctors to obtain a coupon for lifetime access to the app.
Lots of people losing sleep at night due to stress, relationships, jobs, and family issues.
Design an app that allows users to diagnose and resolve sleeping problems in real-time.
I believe designing an app that helps users diagnose and provide a link to effective treatment will allow users to know where the problem is coming from and how to get help quickly.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
Researcher & Designer.
I went online to search for what other platforms are already doing about this situation. As a UX designer, what I get to learn about the struggles of users, is that it gives me a direction on the concept ideation to follow in order to provide the right solutions to their problems. In this regard, I thought about using technology that detects signals sound frequency from users/Humans or objects. And using microphones either in mobile phones or smart wristwatches will probably work. This leads me to take inspiration from a music app called SHAZAM. SHAZAM listens to the sounds of songs and detect the artist, and redirect users to start listening to the song. This gives me an understanding of how apps can listen, detect types of sounds, and process the information from the frequency to give desired feedbacks. But then SHAZAM is just exclusively made for music and not detect movements or for this specific purpose.
The second amazing app I found online is "sleep monitor" which practically listens to users, records their sleeping/moving hours' activities, gives them access to meditation-related sounds to calm and finally processes the collected data to give feedbacks in graphs. This app wants users to pay before they can even know what their sleeping problem is.
What I can do differently
What I found
Both apps use sound frequency technology to record information in immediate environments.
They both process the information in real-time and give correct feedback as far as I'm concerned.
They are both available on mobile versions.
"Sleep monitor" for example, there are complaints in the review section of google play about the app's failure to detect room sounds correctly.
Because of distance, I'd design the mobile and smart wristwatch versions. wearing a wristwatch before bedtime will not be a too big sacrifice to make while treating such horrifying disease as sleepless nights. The close proximity of the device will help the app detect the patient's deep breath more efficiently.
Allow users to see the results of the diagnosis but only request for payments before access to either listed doctors or a link that will help them resolve the problem.
I will also provide meditation-related music/sounds to help patients calm.
I would send out emails to doctors/Psychologists to provide the best survey questions that will help the app collect the right data from the users, process them, and give more accurate feedback about the root of their sleep problems.
Because this project is a private one, I have not conducted any proper user interviews. I'm currently working on the project from my own perspective. As a user experience designer, I wouldn't personally validate the outcome of this design at this point until a proper user interview is conducted. I will go the extra length to ask doctors or psychologists about appropriate questions to ask in the survey that can help the app process data and give accurate feedback in diagnosis.
I structured user flow to organize the steps in a way that allows users to complete tasks from an access point to the success criteria. In this case, opens the app signs in and starts the mic before going to bed. In fact almost every possible is included in the flow as seen in the picture(Right)
I started out using pen and paper to create sketches of the key features of the content pages. This process was quick and allowed me to focus on high-level functionality. Once the basic functionality was established, I translated my designs from sketches into basic greyscale visuals using Adobe XD.
The designs included more detail and provided a preview of how the real UI elements like the typography, the color, button, and icons would look and be placed. Then I connected the hotspots to activate the interactive prototype of the design and be ready for testing and validation.