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Health apps: easy to build, hard to do right

by Katarzyna Stawarz

Published June 30, 2015 in Technology

Everyone seems to be using health apps these days: from simple medication reminders to habit formation apps that help us to change our behavior and be healthy. But while at the first sight such apps meet a certain need and address a specific problem, at the same time they seem to lack any understanding of how people behave. I'll talk about how people remember medications and how reminder apps neglect that behaviour; how habits form and how habit formation apps ignore that process; and what we could do to design better health apps in the future.

Presented at Cambridge Usability meetup in June 2015