Making Information Accessible

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My homepage is fairly simple, with large images of relevant news stories that the user would want to read. Along the bottom, tabs allow users to switch between different filters for information. Clicking one of those tabs would switch to an identically laid-out page, but with different news stories. At the top-left, an exit button allows the user to close articles to return to the home page or close the app from the homepage. The top-right contains a toggle to switch between written articles (the left toggle reads “smile” in Hindi) or the visualized articles shown here.

The first row uses data taken over time of the user’s interests. The largest panel shows the news story most likely to interest the reader in the tab that they want to see. To the right of it, the smaller strip serves as a way to view information at a glance–showing a weather monitor in the home screen, a scoreboard on the sports screen, etc.

My hypothetical user for this home screen is a young, illiterate, new parent in India, so the largest story shown is on taking care of a baby. Upon clicking this story, they see the article.

Navigation is carried out by swiping, so the arrows will link up when using the actual app.

This final page contains links to look for more information. The top is [supposed to be] the World Health Organization’s logo. The middle one leads to a publication on infant mortality. And the bottom button allows a concerned parent who is seeing this danger signs in their baby to call someone for help.

India’s infant mortality is one of the worst in the world. The majority of preventable infant deaths are due to infection due to a cultural insensitivity for hygiene. This article shows the necessity of washing children in a way that is easily understandable and colorful to look at. The app itself is easy to navigate with absolutely no text (other than the toggle at the top).

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3042727/ 

Here’s the full thing in one image:

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