This project started as a request from to create multiple pages where the user would need to click through each page to find the right resource to connect with in order to get help. After speaking with the founder, I realized this page was one that would possibly be used in urgent settings where information needed to be found quickly. This project later turned into a full UX/ UI design project for both a mobile and desktop version.
CLIENT & PROJECT GOALS
LIFE TARGET was founded to create a safe space where those suffering from Harm OCD can find "proxies" which are resources for harm prevention. The founder wanted a website that was warm, friendly, and professional. She wanted a platform where a database for resources can easily be accessed and filtered based on location and type of contact (email, text, in person).
May 20 - June 15 (3 weeks)
Desktop Wireframe by Faith Dismuke
Urgency was the key factor throughout the project. Therefore, I focused more on the persona’s situation rather than the persona’s characteristics. Here, I emphasized emotions.
Lives in metropolitan area
Has past trauma that leads to anger outbursts
Has never received professional help for outburst
Feels she is at a breaking point and wants to take her anger out on her girlfriend through physical violence
Needs an immediate resource to connect with to stop her from doing something she will regret
Feels: alone, angry, anxious, scared, that she’s the only person who wants to hurt others, guilty, ashamed
THE FINAL DESIGN
The most difficult piece for this project was the development of the search box. The search box needed to have to search components, a filter for states and a filter for type of contact with a resource. In addition, the founder requested a site that was “warm and friendly and motivating”. However, the brand colors of black, bright green and gray are not typically associated warm and friendly. For this reason, I took more of the inspirational approach. Inspired by the mountain picture used on the original site, I decided to brighten the page with a brighter mountain image.
In addition, another challenge was the content editing of the website. I recognize that information needs to be scannable, especially if a platform is being used in an urgent situation. Therefore, much of the original text was edited by me for a better reading experience.
Desktop Prototype by Faith Dismuke
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Launched Website Inspired by Faith Dismuke Design (as of July 2020)