With a small population of people with diabetes identifying as type 1 and with an even smaller portion of that being the aging population, there are so many issues and problem spaces that need to be addressed. In addition, the variability and diversity of type 1 experiences also adds to the complexity of the topic, which is why it's important to explore this space.
Understand the unique experiences of people with type 1, the challenges they face when aging, and finally, the challenges that arise when interacting with health care providers.
This exploratory research aims to identify these pain points and concerns and from there, develop possible solutions.
In the course of 10 weeks, I conducted literature review, user interviews, and one design workshop in order to have a higher level of understanding of T1D. Higher level of synthesis was presented to a highly accredited professionals (doctors and specialists) in a virtual presentation at the end of this sprint.
Affinity Diagram for synthesizing interview datas.
Detailed Personas produced to summarize and visualize data from the 13 interviews conducted:
How might we rebuild and strengthen the cracks between the individual/t he diabetes community at large and the institutions and experts they encounter?