NAMI Resource App

An application that helps people seeking help for themselves or others to find mental health resources anytime, anywhere


Fast and easy access to resources

The Georgia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness tasked us to design a mobile application that people could use to find mental health resources whenever and wherever they need it.

We informed our design by researching the various types of resources people need access to, the process of searching for them, and appropriate design and information architecture to make the process of finding help as quick and easy as possible.

Project Roles | 

Research & Design Collaborative

Research Lead (me):

Developed all research methods; submitted protocol to IRB; drafted all study materials including interview and focus group guides; conducted literature review and resource repository evaluations; led interviews and moderated focus group; analyzed data; presented research results

Design Lead (Kunal Dhodapkar):

Conducted heuristic evaluations of other mental health applications; categorized resources on NAMI-GA website; created all wireframes for initial design; assisted with data analysis; presented designs

Project Outcome 

By implementing both bottom-up and top-down research approach to understand the needs of the organization and potential users as well as the best practices of other mental health resource repositories, we were able to design and evaluate an application for finding resources and identify areas for improvement.

We just wrapped up this project two weeks ago.
Hang tight while I finish building this page!

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