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Professional Exploration (Prompt 2)

As I mentioned in my Professional Exploration (Prompt 1), after a long process I came to a decision.

Bellow is my Exploration Process:

https://mahtabnamakian.wixsite.com/portfolio/blog/professional-exploration-prompt-1


My Topic:

I am using prototyping to explore how futuristic health methods and conversational UI in healthcare can help couples with mental health issues.


Reasoning and Motivation?

Mental Health issues are something that people are not usually comfortable to talk about them or sometimes admit that they are suffering from it.

But the past couple of months there has always been something about it on the news. I started searching about Bi-polar disorder and I realized there are not a lot of info for spouse or parents of the person suffering from this condition. and not knowing how people can manage it will result in many many separation and divorces.

So I made it my mission to help people with their problems and provide more information to people. I did some secondary research and found a lot of great resources that can help me with my mission.


Articles:

Bi-Polar disorder in couples

  • How Do Couples Best Cope with Bipolar Disorder?https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychiatry-the-people/201807/how-do-couples-best-cope-bipolar-disorder

  • Love and Bipolar: Real-Life Tips From Four Long-Term Couples https://www.bphope.com/relationships-coping-advice-love-stories/

  • Bipolar Disorder and Marital Conflict: The Bipolar Marriage https://couplestherapyinc.com/bi-polar-disorder-marital-conflict/

  • Co-designing for mental health: creative methods to engage young people experiencing psychosis (case Study) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24735132.2017.1386954?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=YhxEIbCMxjTUi6d6kb28&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F24735132.2017.1386954&doi=10.1080%2F24735132.2017.1386954&journalCode=rfdh20

  • Things I tell people who want to become a designer in healthcare https://medium.com/@katiemccurdy/things-i-tell-people-who-want-to-become-a-designer-in-healthcare-c1f39f3e9e48


Futuristic Healthcare

  • The 25 Most Innovative Health Care Designs Of The Year https://www.fastcompany.com/3063962/the-25-most-innovative-health-care-designs-of-the-year

  • The Future of Healthcare and Conversational UI https://chatbotsmagazine.com/the-future-healthcare-and-conversational-ui-87182d9045e0

  • UX/UI Case Study: Digital Disruption, Future of Healthcare and Wellness https://blog.prototypr.io/ux-ui-case-study-digital-disruption-future-of-healthcare-and-wellness-dda149b6150d

  • The User Experience: A Key Step in Realizing the Role of Mental Health Apps http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/schizophrenia/user-experience-key-step-realizing-role-mental-health-apps

  • Guideline to designing Apps for Mental Health http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/guidelines-to-designing-apps-for-mental-health/


Books:

  • Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner Book by John D. Preston and Julie A. Fast

  • Design for Care: Innovating Healthcare Experience by Peter Jones

  • The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Organizations:

  • https://bipolarcaregivers.org/resources/organisations-and-websites-dealing-with-bipolar-disorder/united-states

People to follow:

  • Travis Alber

  • Christina Beard



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