A CHATBOT FOR CAREGIVERS
user research, concept + documentation, user flow, interface + visual design, UI, UX
To advance the health and improve family caregivers' lives by creating technological tools through the spirit of friendly competition.
An empathetic assistant for caregivers.
Assessed from phone are: sleep patterns, steps, and location.
Given to Booga by user: name, feelings, and more through conversation with Booga Chat, Photos and Videos, and how often caregiver uses app and replies.
To use a proactive virtual companion to combat loneliness, to support the caregiver along their path.
Owns his own company
Likes to travel
Has a sense of humor
40 million caregivers (U.S.)
diverse - culture, health, generational
time (6 billion hours PER YEAR)
simple to use
headspace wellness app
tom - our caregiver
AARP social networks
art 180 - art therapy
future importance for education
wide facebook adaption
low cost video
visible to user - accessibility
higher rates of tech adoption
“I sense she feels the same emotions I feel when I stroke her hair, kiss her forehead, or whisper, “I love you, mom.” … but now [that] is accompanied by the unbearable feeling of aloneness that has taken up permanent residence down deep in my heart.”
Provides reminders for the caregiver’s doctor appointment and other daily tasks. In the future, our team hopes to further develop Booga to address the additional emotional needs of the caregiver.
a low fidelity expof how the app would run from the home screen of your smartphone
Speaking with the caregivers at the competition was informative and emotional. After listening to their experiences and researching facts about caregivers, we decided the best way to help them was to become their advocate. We learned that '40 percent of caregivers report high burden. On average, caregivers spend 24.4 hours a week providing care to their loved one.' - Caregiving in the U.S. (2015) AARP Public Policy Institute.
Jessica Lee - VCU School of Occupational Therapy
Brianna Ondris - VCU Arts - Kinetic Imaging
Jyness Williams - VCU School of Pharmacology
Zachary Vono - Experience Designer, VCU Brandcenter
visual design / branding