The most beautiful experience a girl can have during their lifetime on earth is the experience of becoming a mother. It is the same for the man as well with ambitions of molding the child to being a healthy and active human being. Thus parenthood becomes a most anticipated milestone in life for any married couple.
But, how can someone prepare for this experience? Is it actually possible? However much one prepares, will it be enough? Are the new parents ready for the complexities with regards to pre, during and post pregnancy? If you ask any newly married couple they would say it is a journey. A journey they yearn to tread together and learn and adapt along the way.
Is there a way to help new parents prepare for this experience? Is there a way to simulate this journey and to educate new parents along the way?
The Design Challenge
“How Might We reduce the constant medical consultations and expose new parents to trusted content”
Through this design challenge the team tried to address the issues related to the lack of trusted sources of information, to reduce the over-reliance on consultations to get the required information as well as to simulate practical scenarios for the new parents to experience different scenarios in parenthood in order to get first hand practical experience on how to deal with different scenarios.
Well, it is a mobile game! But it's not just another game!
The prototype of the game: https://marvelapp.com/2cj7hc3
The team intends to take the new parents or parents to be on a journey with an educational experience through an interactive challenging game. The key features of the solution are as described below.
The user will be taken on a journey through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-pregnancy time periods. The game journey would thus consist of milestones that can be significant stages in the experience and it will also continue to test your knowledge and give you tips. Based on the user profile the game mode and other preferences selected the user will be provided with questions or tasks to be performed along the journey. This may range from a simple trivia question related to the stage or even an activity that the user must perform in order to move on to the next stage.
Questions about the maternity/paternity experience will be thrown at the user. Once the user answers it, the game will evaluate the answer and give immediate feedback and award the user with points so that she/he can climb up the leader-board.
The questions are designed with the goal of educating the users.
Sense of achievement
By playing this game, the users will gain knowledge and gain a sense of achievement. This will help them to a safe and happy maternity/paternity experience and additionally this will create a community that can help each other.