PSYC 176: Creativity
UC San Diego
InTENSE is a mobile application that designed to help users manage various forms of chronic pain. It is mainly used to control Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation (TENS) units, which deliver electrical stimulation to specific pain areas. The app also alllows users to log and track their pain levels, provides pain management advice, and collects health information for users to forward to primary doctors and physical therapists.
This project was completed for the final project of PSYC 176, a Psychology of Creativity class at UC San Diego. We were broadly tasked with developing a solution to a real world issue. I worked with a team of students to formulate product ideas and develop practical solutions for pain management. My specific responsibilities included:
I designed the visual components of the user interface. The cool-toned color scheme reflects the product’s aim of promoting physiological calm. Bright cool-toned accents were used to highlight the main controls and highlight important user information.
Controls for the TENS unit are featured on the homepage, in a fixed position, for immediate access. The current date, daily reminders to log health information, articles about secondary pain management techniques, and exercise tutorials, are featured above the control in a responsive layout. The items in this section change in size and color according to the item’s importance and completion status.