Therachat aims to keep clients engaged in between therapy sessions by providing a seamless way to report emotions and much more to their therapist. Your therapist will be able to assign you custom activities relevant to your treatment and you'll be able to securely message your therapist in between sessions.
UI/UX: Emmanuel Torres
Category: Mental Health / Journal
Platform: iOS / Android
Therachat's ideal users are people that want to improve his/her mental health. They are usually busy people that may not have a lot of time to meet a therapist or schedule a therapy session personally. The target users might be experiencing anxiety, so they need an accessible medium to control it.
The type of content model used on Therachat is the Daisy model. The user will mainly do an activity and will be brought to home page after accomplishing the task. The content structure is sequential since the user has a liner path or step-by-step process to do an activity or journey.
The approach used on the initial layout is low-fidelity wireframes. The design prioritizes the structure of the content, which allows stakeholders to focus on the essential aspects during the presentation. It also highlights the layout and clarity of the path between screens.
User Interface Design
The proposed designs focused on the content and actions that the user needs to do. The UI components follow the latest iOS/Material UI guidelines, so it's easy to implement during the development stage. The colors used are based on the logo of the app, while additional colors are added to complement the primary branding. Icons used are bold and fun to represent an emotion.
The home screen shows the recommended daily activities that the user can do.
Access various activities from different categories from the Library.
This sample activity is called Emotion Tracking. The goal of an activity is to encourage users to
record their emotions, quiet their minds, focus their thoughts, and tune in to how they feel.
The Activity library is designed by therapists to help users feel and become better. Some activities
allow free writing space for users that want to reflect and write without guides or limitations.
-Journeys are made in close collaboration with therapists. They are bundles
of therapeutic activities that will help users achieve specific goals.
Journeys will help teach you new skills to progress towards your mental health goals.
User can select a desired journey to start and can be continued anytime.
The main type of interaction design approach used for this app is Activity-Centered Design. It heavily focuses on the tasks and activities that the user needs to accomplish. The UI animation below shows how users may interact with the main pages, browse activities, and check their journey status.
This UI animation shows how the user can interact with the Home screen and
browse different activities inside the Activity Library
This animation shows the transition between screens when the user browses the different
types of journeys as well as checking the progress of a selected journey.
Below is the sample prototype showing the main screens and features of the app. You can navigate to home, library, journey page, and inner journey screen. Emotion Tracking and Letter to future self are activities that are available for testing.
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