Fox Insight is a virtual clinical study conducted by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's disease research. Every three months, participants—patients with Parkinson's disease and healthy controls—are asked to complete a Study Visit, consisting of a series of surveys that capture the experience of living with Parkinson's.
In support of MJFF's mission to combat Parkinson's, create a recurring questionnaire interface and information source for the Parkinson's community. Design and execute pathways for survey data to build a longitudinal research database.
Take a deeper look at the user experience through this process and add polish and usablity in support of growth and outreach efforts by Fox Insight.
I led UX on this transition from the early site to a revised 2.0 spec. I was supported by an in-house development team, art direction, and project management.
Designing for an elderly cohort presented a unique challenge. User interviews and research clarified how much elderly users and those suffering from neurological disorders struggle with visuals and technology. The design system evolved toward large, easy-to-read fonts, and pages with minimal scrolling. Interaction designs signposted the beginning and end of tasks clearly, modularized surveys at the question level, provided progress feedback, and allowed users to pause and save progress.
Speaking with users from the beta project informed detailed personas and opened the team's eyes to unique challenges for our cohort.
Along with refining layout, I refactored the interaction flow that transported users through their survey experience.
Loads of platform users
Remarkably high engagement
Building a longitudinal database for research to consult
As a famous public figure, Michael J. Fox has become the leading voice in the fight against Parkinson's. Presenting his message in a personal manner was the first step in drawing parallels between individual contributors and their impact on the fight against Parkinson's disease.