Background: We set out to develop a responsive website aimed at helping people find easy access to relaxation techniques. However, our research showed that users simply wanted a quick escape or distraction from their current stressor.
Tools and Deliverables:
Usability Testing & Report
We kicked off this project in the health space with a screener to gather information on how users become stressed and how they manage stress.
We received 30 responses to our screener survey. Of those respondents, we chose 4 to interview.
User Interview Findings
Users went to YouTube and Instagram to de-stress
Users wanted to relieve their stress in a healthy, non-destructive ways.
Users were stressed by a lack of time & control
Reoccurring themes in our user interviews: Every person that we interviewed talked about their need for quick and easy distractions from their stress. These distractions often took the form of something "funny" or "cute" that made the user feel good.
How might we provide Peggy with a quick, easy distraction so she can reset her mind and get back to work?
Content aggregated from sources that users know and love
A timer to help users return to their tasks after de-stressing.
Mindr. passed usability tests and received high marks from users. Users were delighted by the easy of use and general aesthetic of the website.