A human centered approach...
Through in-depth interviews with on the one hand parents with children with an eating disorder and on the other hand therapists, dieticians, psychologists and other professionals in the field, I acquired insights in the complex disease and it’s effects on the family.
A lot of brainstorm sessions were organized during the design process. I organized sessions together with other designers, and with parents of teens and with experts on the field. A lot of ideas to fit the needs of the target group were generated during the sessions.
A lot of different prototypes were made. Families with teenagers and families with teenagers that have an eating disorder tested those prototypes during a period and gave a lot of feedback on them. The insights I acquired from the tests made sure that the final design of the personal element fit the behaviour and needs of the families.