Medicate Me makes tracking medical cannabis for health symptoms easier through an adaptive journaling approach. Medicate Me required me to have an understanding of complex design systems as well as an understanding of their user audience needs.
My role as designer consisted of research, branding, user task flows, wireframing, application design, web design, application development –HTML & CSS, social media design, print design, application walk-through, and advertising.
The Applications Intentions were to:
- Assist cannabis patients in their journey to an improved quality of life
- Help shed a positive outlook on cannabis
- Provide patients and caregivers a Free and easy way to understand their health.
- Ensure security through the highest medical security standards – HIPPA compliance
The medicinal cannabis community is growing quickly, and many patients are using outdated methods -like paper journaling to track their cannabis intake. The doctors prescribing cannabis often leave patients guessing about their medical treatment plan and dispensaries are left to guide new users through the process.
On another note, the cannabis applications that already exist are far from discrete and focus more on the negative image of marijuana instead of assisting users with their medical symptoms.
In conclusion, patients were looking for a simple, secure, and discrete way to journal their medications and corresponding side effects according to their specific medical ailments.
User & Audience
The target users for Medicate Me are patients that require the assistance of medicinal cannabis to maintain or improve their quality of life. They may have been using the pen and paper journaling method for a long time but would prefer a “lighter” approach to journaling and tracking their health – with a phone application. And most importantly, they want their information secure.
Team & Role
The team consisted of myself – the designer, a design intern, a developer, and a three-person user research team. A group of 5 individuals participated as the “patient” team where we spoke with them about their medical journaling needs. My role as designer consisted of research, branding, user task flows, application design, web design, application development –HTML & CSS, social media design, print design, application walk-through, and advertising. Filling the many positions at Medicate Me helped to refine my design process and I was able to come to design conclusions quicker.