The mobile app Orchestra connects patients with their doctors for more continuous care, while researchers have access to useful data

Using personas and scenarios to facilitate a user-centric design method, our collaboration with Vital Reactor designed a communication tool for patients, doctors, and researchers to track real-time data, better prepare for clinical visits, give more responsive care, and ultimately improve outcomes for those with chronic illness. Our team completed the ethnographic and competitive research through a grant with the National Institutes of Health and in collaboration with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Later, we were approached by Vital Reactor to continue the project by designing an app for patients and clinicians. We determined that patients would most likely use a smart phone, while clinicians would use a tablet or desktop device, so we ended up designing two quite different interfaces for those two form factors. 

I paired with another designer for the interaction design, and was solely responsible for creating the visual design for this product, now in testing and development with Cincinnati Children's Hospital.


Scenarios sketched out in wireframes and storyboards verified that we were designing the app for real users by addressing their needs and goals.

Tablet mockup with visual design applied

Tablet mockup with visual design applied

The design for tablet format was completely different from that of the patient-centric mobile app, as it was focused on doctors' usage. The goal was to present patient information clearly while including a lot of functionality, and to alert doctors of notable patient events.