The Distance is proud to have collaborated with the Down’s Syndrome Association to produce Health Swap, an exceptionally user-friendly app built to help people with Down’s syndrome and those closest to them live healthy lives. The app has already been successful, reaching over 1000 people and counting. With an array of recipes to choose from, and easy-to-use activity tracking, the app gives users the power to make positive lifestyle choices.
Users can even get rewarded points for completing positive actions such as adding recipes to their shopping list, or cooking meals. Health Swap’s simple reward system has enormous benefits, utilising positive reinforcement to generate a sense of achievement and motivation.
The recipes have been carefully selected, and each one comprises a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Selecting a recipe will add it to a handy shopping list, which allows ingredients to be ticked off as they are gathered in the shop. After shopping, it’s time to cook! Each stage in the recipe features simple guidance and pictures to make cooking straightforward.
The process of creating and developing Health Swap involved a variety of bright minds and excellent ideas. Using an initial brief, the Discovery team pooled ideas in a UX workshop, taking into account the importance of simplicity and ease of use. After the presentation of a plethora of concepts, the team selected the very best ideas to move forward into the design and specification. After thorough planning had been completed, our developers started their work, and the results speak for themselves!
For more insight into the process of making and using the app, watch the video below!
Article by Connor Booth, Business Analyst at The Distance.