UX Design, Research

Case Study:
With a medical advisor Sean Lee


Help manage user's prescriptions by allowing them to consolidate their medications into one application


Drugs vary by dosage, form, frequency, and are accompanied with obscure names. Non-adherence is a rising problem in the current healthcare system that interferes with medical treatment. One of the reasons for non-adherence is that managing medications is quite complicated, especially when patients are prescribed multiple drugs.

In order to improve accuracy and usability in concept development, the project was proceeded with advice of Sean Lee, a second-year student at the Warren Alpert Medical School.


There are research articles (i.e. 1, 2) that discuss about how adherence level or adherence factors can be crucial in medical treatment (although they mostly focused on particular illness and treatment, rather than studied as a single general topic).



Based on the research, I built persona model and site map of MyRx.


MyRx: Home

Every patient has one's own way of tracking medications. To widen users' options, MyRx is available to display both medication and time based checkpoints. It can be toggled anytime, and users can also set which one to be their default view in setting.


Adherence Report

Although MyRx (Home) section provides brief summary of adherence, Report section can give much more detailed report in weekly, monthly and yearly bases. Users can also choose to view the adherence level of a single medication, or of all current medications.


Upload Medications

There are three parts to adding medications: photo, scan, and text. Users can go through them step by step, or directly start from particular method. Through these steps, users can easily and quickly add their medications.  

As soon as users press the plus botton, it directs them to camera mode. After taking a photo, MyRx will try to detect text from the taken photo. In the next step, they can confirm or edit text to finalize.


Information of Medications

Medications section is a place where users edit, delete, or find more details about medications. It has the list of their current and previous medications, and they can use the search bar to filter out results. Information page not only gives the description about the selected medication, but also provides the list of possible interactions—from food types to other current medications.


User Interface

MyRx provides two types of appearance: light and dark. While the light theme can be more legible for some users, the dark background is easier on the eyes—especially at night. These themes can be switched by the contrast icon on the top.

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