Transforming a cloud based technology platform into a service that gives people control of their health information.
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Senior UX Designer, and only designer on the HealthVault team. My focus was to define and manage the HealthVault UX strategy, and provide oversight of the product experience across all platforms and touchpoints. This included the definition of the service, information architecture, interaction design, visual design, user research, branding, and marketing. I collaborated closely with project management and developers on every aspect of the product development.
Microsoft HealthVault was a free cloud based service that lets people store health information from many sources, access a range of health and fitness apps, upload data from health and fitness devices, and share health information with those they trust.
HealthVault began as a technology platform for developers, to build health apps for consumers. Over time, it became clear that users wanted a centralized place to look at all their health data that was collected from various apps and devices. The team focused on improving the user experience of viewing data from connected apps and devices and sharing their data across multiple HealthVault platforms.
I joined HealthVault as the only designer on the team. My focus was to update the HealthVault brand and create a consistent user experience across all existing and new platforms.
The team had poor experiences with designers and researchers in the past. My first objective was to build a better relationship with all parts of the team, and show the value of design and research in each aspect of product development. I collaborated closely with project management and development team members to redesign the existing user experience, develop new features, and develop a new cross platform app.
In addition to the monthly releases and app development, I focused on improving the overall user experience through audits, user research, definition of UX principles, updating the brand and product identities to align with other Microsoft consumer products, and restructuring the user interface to support personalization and improved analysis of the data.
Key projects included:
With each release the HealthVault was able to provide users more options to enter, track, and manage a broad range of health information. Industry reviews and user feedback were improving and focused on wanting more features and functionality.
Microsoft HealthVault PC Magazine Review, December 19, 2014
The Microsoft HealthVault applications and services were shut down in 2019.