Spoonsy, an app for the chronic illness community
Created by Allison Smith.
I'm a Designer in Boston, MA. I'm currently freelancing. Previously, I've worked at Hill Holiday, Sapient Nitro, Timberland, Verndale, http://TJX, http://Medtronic, Putnam Investments, Almighty. I earned a M.F.A. from Tufts University.
An app, mobile iOS only, that combines tracking apps' functionality with community support and involvement, to create an experience of superior self care for people who need daily support. People with chronic symptoms tend to be more prone to isolate themselves and neglect self care due to the stress that pain puts us through on a daily basis, and, surprisingly, no such product exists. I want to create a community for people to support and reach out to one another.
Because I was diagnosed with a chronic illness a few years ago and I'm acutely aware that nothing like this already exists and most people are using multiple apps to produce the same effect, which is unnecessary. It's especially important for people who suffer daily from these issues to feel connected and supported, since community alleviates feelings of stress and loneliness.
Basically the back end and the medical side. I need someone to take my design files and develop and execute the app and make it available for free on the iTunes Store, and also maybe brainstorm about functionality ideas with me - tell me what's possible or what's something exciting and new we could use. And on the other side I need to find a medical professional or copywriter in the health space to craft a story which will engage as many people as possible and keep them participating.
Release product as free app on iTunes
Attract large community of users who are especially prone to isolate themselves
Maintain a safe, healthy, supportive community space with relevant content