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Health, Help, Hope & HPV Giving your child the best chance in life.

Project Summary Angela H. Chih


Health, Help, Hope & HPV Giving your child the best chance in life.

PROBLEM STATEMENT The design problem I chose to focus on this semester in the Introduction to Interaction Design is raising an increased awareness Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection (STI).2 There are more than 200 types and at least 13 high-risks, which can cause cancer in both women and men in the areas of the anus, vulva, vagina and penis.1 The most common HPV-related disease is cervical cancer, which only females can be infected with during sexual intercourse.3 Gardasil 9, is an HPV vaccine protecting the vaccinated (ages 9-45) from 9 of the most common high-risk strains that can cause cancer.6 Most people do not fully understand HPV even when they become infected. When someone becomes diagnosed with the infection, they often fear the worst of it because all they can hear is the “cancer� aspect of the infection. Having taken a few classes in early childhood education, I know parents and pediatricians who I have interviewed and become user testers for my prototype in regards to their knowledge of HPV.

SOLUTION OVERVIEW I decided to focus my design problem on adults who have children reminding them to create appointments for their children to be HPV vaccinated, giving their children the best chance in life. Since most parents already vaccinate their children from other possible diseases such as Hepatitis B, DTaP, and Chickenpox vaccine.5 Gardasil 9 has recently extended their age for the HPV vaccination allowing my prototype to be an additional reminder for adults to also become vaccinated with their children if they are 45-years-old and younger. Through my competitive analysis research there are already quite a few organizations focused on adult support but most of the websites requires donation. My prototype will be a website which will stand out from the rest because it provides thorough information for adults with children. Supporting and engaging families to create an open space and conversation about sexual health, hopeing to create a stronger bond and trust amongst each other as well as reminding them to have their children who are 9 years of age to become HPV vaccinated.


FINALIZED DESIGN My finale design product is a website called [H4]: Health, Help, Hope, & HPV, with an available domain name as h4.life. The website will be informative and educational mainly targeting adults with children, providing various options of reminders, suggesting doctors and or pediatricians for those who decide to create an appointment for their children who are at least 9 years of age and or older to be HPV vaccinated and providing an online support group for willing families with HPV to share their stories on a forum. I plan to use traditional channels of mailing a magnetic quarter size sheet in a form of a birthday card or an invitation that includes a QR code and website link for every household. They will not receive spam mails from my the website when they create their reminders. The only outside resource link I would provide on my website is Gardasil 9, made by Merck Vaccines, for those who would like to understand more about the vaccination.

FUNCTIONALITY [H4] greets the user with an interactive infographic on the homepage. I am aware that it might be overwhelming for some people, but my intentions are to be direct on purpose because adults with children usually have no time on their hands to explore a website because taking care of their children is priority. With this one-time set-up reminder(s) with various choices of selecting mail, e-mail and or calendar function reminders to create an appointment for their children’s vaccination can make it easier for adults to have one less thing to remember. They can return to the website at any given time to manage their reminders if their addresses change or they have decided to create an appointment with the doctor before the reminder is activated. What I have left unimplemented are incentives for the user when they have set an appointment or created a reminder, adults who might not be tech savvy enough to fully understand how to set-up reminders or viewing the information online, and the privacy issues of creating an online forum.


Health, Help, Hope & HPV Giving your child the best chance in life.

TECHNIQUES & APPROACHES The tools I used to develop the design were line paper or white paper, pencil, highlighters and rulers for the brainstorming, sketching and paper prototype approaches. The pros of using these tools provided raw ideas and identified different possibilities to solidify my design problem in order to create the prototype. The cons of using line paper might have been a distraction and the colors in highlighters are limited unlike color pencils. For the Personas & Scenarios, Story Mapping and Synthesis & Defense approaches I used Adobe InDesign and took free stock images from Pexels. The pros of using Adobe InDesign was being able to create layouts easily compared to using Microsoft Document. I cannot think of any cons for using Adobe InDesign as I have used it for all my publication designs. For the competitive analysis I used Microsoft Document to create the table. The pro of using the software was being able to input all the information required for that specific approach. The con of using Microsoft Document is the limited features of designing layouts of the chart. I used Pexels, Adobe XD CC and Adobe Illustrator for my low and high-fidelity prototypes and logo. The pro of using Adobe Illustrator is creating clean vector images and Adobe XD CC allows me to use the illustrator easily. The con of Adobe XD CC would be that it was hard to figure out the prototyping section and the special effects seem to be limited.

DESIGN PROCESS From the initial sketches, I was only thinking of creating an educational awareness website about HPV. Through the competitive analysis research, I realized there are already several various support groups, but their stories were only focused on a certain type of cancerous HPV strain for adults or from another country. Since my passion has always been in early childhood education and having learnt that children as young as 9 years of age can become vaccinated with Gardasil 9, I decided to focus on adults with children. Through the brainstorming process it gave me the final decision of keeping it as a website instead of a mobile application. The storyboard helped me focus on which users would or would not find this helpful. The website is mainly targeted to parents but for those similar to my background of being single and passionate about children could also suggest this website to friends


and family members with children. I really want to keep the traditional channel of sending out mail in order to inform adults about the website. Although print is becoming less preferred with the technological advancements there are still older generations to consider who are not tech savvy. The paper prototype allowed me to realize what features and information I wanted to include as well as solidifying my choice of making the homepage an interactive infographic. The paper prototype also allowed me to identify possible glitches and problems for the website which allowed me to make several changes in my low-fidelity prototype. User testing for the low-fidelity prototype strengthened my design ideas and allowed me to identify new sets of glitches and problems to fix for my high-fidelity prototype. The major changes I made in my prototype was during my initial stage I decided my design solution would only be a calendar add-on feature or an e-mailed newsletter but then realized that most people might block it or automatically delete the e-mail thinking that it would be irrelevant or a spam mail. From the various design process during the course the brainstorming ideas and sketching scenarios allowed me to realize early on in the process to change it completely into a website. During the 5-minute pitch assignment in class I changed my focus to one set of users as adults with children instead of trying to raise awareness to the general public about HPV. Near towards the end of the process in the low-fidelity prototyping I realized I needed to add an extra feature of allowing users to manage their reminders in case changes were needed or cancellations made to their reminders because they plan to set up an appointment with local doctors in advance. From the assigned readings in this class such as Chapter 7: Refinement from “Designing for interaction: Creating innovative applications and devices (2nd edition)” written by Dan Saffer increased my understanding of the design process, how important it is to brainstorm in the physical sense through sketches, models, and storyboards. Along with the Greenberg S., Carpandale S., Marquardt N. and Buston B. two of the selected chapters from the book “Sketching User Experiences”, selected chapters from “Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design” and “About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design”, gave me the opportunity to revisit my art skills to sketch the various scenarios and use Adobe InDesign to design my personas and scenarios for my prototype.


Health, Help, Hope & HPV Giving your child the best chance in life.

REFLECTION AS A DESIGNER My personal design philosophy has always been to create and contribute my design skills through various channels passionately creating personalized work for my various clients. The Introduction to Interaction Design course gave me the opportunity to reverse the role and focus on my own personal interests in early childhood education and health issues to create a prototype of my combined passions. The values or societal norms I intended to embed in my system were to create an online presence to educate awareness about HPV and as much as HPV is concerning it is also something that should not be feared about as long as everyone gets vaccinated before they become sexually active along with being properly educated about HPV. The general population of those infected with HPV and having a cancerous strain could potentially decrease in future generations if they become vaccinated at the minimum age requirement. The values or societal norms I intended to challenge or promote are educating adults with children about HPV and in hope forming stronger bonds within families with open discussions about sexual health.

SOCIETAL IMPACT ON THE DESIGN The societal impact my design has on my selected context is educational awareness about HPV for children to have the best chance in life. In hopes that future generations will less likely be infected with the 5 main cancerous strains out of the 200 strains of HPV. Helping families especially between parents and children fostering a stronger bond in their relationships through open discussions related to sexual health, which will hopefully allow their children to make smart decisions when they decide to become sexually active.


CITATIONS 1. American Sexual Health Association. “Fast Facts.” Unknown, Unknown. www. ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv/fast-facts/. Accessed 15 Sep. 2017. 2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Genital HPV Infection – Fact Sheet.” Unknown, 17 July 2017. www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm. Accessed 15 Sep. 2017. 3. World Health Organization, “Human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.” Unknown, June 2016. www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs380/en/. Accessed 15 Sep. 2017. 4. Dr. Tompa, Rachel, “HPV vaccines work, so why do so few states require them?” Hutch News, July 2015. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/centernews/2015/07/why-few-states-require-HPV-vaccines.html. Accessed 29 Sep. 18. 5. Tellado, Michelle P. “Immunization Schedule”. Kids Health from Nemours. October 2018. https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/immunization-chart.html. Accessed 01 Dec. 18. 6. Unknown. “Why 9 HPV Types?”. Merck Vaccines. October 2018. https://www. merckvaccines.com/Products/Gardasil9/hpv-types. Accessed 29 Nov. 18.


APPENDIX


Brainstorming


Storyboard Sketches


Storyboard Sketches


Personas & Story Mapping


Personas & Story Mapping


Personas & Story Mapping


Personas & Story Mapping


Anti-Persona & Combined Story Mapping


Scenarios


Synthesis & Defense


Low-Fidelity & High-Fidelity Prototype


Angela H. Chih | ahcdesign.com Š 2018

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H4: Health, Help, Hope & HPV  

A Project Summary for SI 582: Introduction to Interactive Design, Created an online infographic website providing awareness to parents about...

H4: Health, Help, Hope & HPV  

A Project Summary for SI 582: Introduction to Interactive Design, Created an online infographic website providing awareness to parents about...

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