It is often difficult for parents to find good clinicians to work with. Similarly, it is difficult for researchers to find good and reliable participants. We decided to focus on researchers studying Autism in particular, as there are many families with children with Autism who cannot afford to see an Autism expert or are not familiar with the resources out there, but there are many researchers who are searching for participants for their studies to try new behavioral interventions that can significantly impact the lives of children and adults with Autism.
What it does
We created a project which enables researchers to recruit participants with Autism for their studies and for participants to easily find researchers who can help them with their new technology.
The project, called Communicaid, serves a dual purpose: researchers are able to get participants for their studies (which will help people with Autism in the long run), while families can get immediate (and often free) help.
How we built it
We built the project on Marvel.
Challenges we ran into
Designing interactions which work for children, their parents, and clinicians/researchers presented a significant design challenge.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We started with a broad need, spent lots of time coming up with an idea on the whiteboard, and completed an entire Marvel prototype.
What we learned
We learned that designing for three vastly different users in one interface can quite challenging.
What's next for Communicaid
We will build out the website on React and host in on a website! We are excited to allow easier communications and lowering the access barrier between children and doctors.