PCOS is a fairly common issue among women. Personally being part of our friends’ emotional journey with PCOS, we were inspired to create a website that collaborated scientific research about this syndrome while also making a comforting environment. We have seen our friends feel scared, being unsure about the syndrome’s effects, and they often felt as if they were alone in experiencing this. Thus, we built a website that brings PCOS awareness while also giving them scientifically proven evidence of what they should do to control the syndrome. When building this website, we made it a key goal to use our designing skills to make sure the viewers felt no-fear and welcomed, as most websites regarding PCOS are black and white and at times overwhelm and frighten the viewers with the extreme severities of the disease.
What it does
This website brings awareness to a common but undereducated diagnosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS), while also creating a feel of reassurance for women in that they can combat this challenge. This site includes a compilation of scientific research and suggestions regarding PCOS and also includes anecdotes of real life experiences with PCOS to reemphasize each women that they are not alone on this journey.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We ran into challenges in understanding what certain features of wix.com did. We researched about them and took notes so that we could use them in the future if we ever explored the software again. We also ran into an issue where only one person could work on the website at a time due to wix.com rules. However, we didn’t let that challenge stop us from using this software. We split up roles in which one person would research and another person would design the pages. Then together, we compiled all the information into the website using the zoom feature, share screen.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are most proud of being able to navigate Wix.com properly as well as finding strong research material. We believe that for this short amount of time we have sufficient enough information to tell the user about what PCOS is, what it affects and how to help. We plan to keep adding more and more useful information as time goes on to make this official website one day so it can help women suffering with PCOS.
What we learned
We learned so much about picking the right color palette and choosing the right layout to fit our topic. We are also happy we had a chance to experiment with a different software that neither of us used before. We also looked through multiple websites out on the internet and discussed together the purpose of each feature a website included and how it bettered the user experience. From that discussion, we utilized what we thought were strong features to create our website.
What's next for Sangam
We are planning on improving our site by making it more interactive to users. We want to add a chat where users can communicate with other users and share their experiences, creating a community. We also want to add more information so that the user can learn and explore more as well as possible ways to get help or improve their health. We also want to include a feature that gives suggestions on food choices based on the culture they are surrounded by. We understand that in some areas of the world, for example, bread isn’t a big part of a culture. Thus, we want to provide suggestions from diverse influencers who have shared their experience with PCOS in order to give more personal suggestions.