The number of older adults is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades, with projections expecting an increase of 80%+. There has been interest in creating wellness tools to help older adults maintain their wellness, whether it's for social, cognitive, spiritual or physical wellness. After our previous studies regarding older adult attitudes towards wellness tools, and testing the usability of a currently available tool, we decided to brainstorm and figure out different ideas for wellness tools.
Design Ideation & Brainstorming
I designed and led the brainstorming session and ideation of ideas on how to improve the wellness of older adults with technology tools with the team.
I facilitated affinity mapping session with the team to aggregate ideas together from brainstorming session group similar ideas together. We then narrowed down ideas on the basis of which were the most compelling with regard to the wants and needs of older adults & multifunctional wellness tools, while avoiding the issues seen in usability testing.
Scenarios & Storyboards
I led the team in generating scenarios and storyboards incorporating the most compelling ideas of our brainstorming and mapping session. After generation of many potential ones, we then presented and got feedback from an older adult stakeholder group of our ideas.
Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
School of Medicine
University of Washington
UW Box BIME-SLU 358047
Seattle, WA 98195