Melika Stephens

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Overview: Health tech startups innovating the behavioral health space

<i>About the authors: @DanGebremedhin is a Principal at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage Health Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a</i> …

Study finds Canary Health’s digital diabetes management program helpful across five key health indicators

Researchers at Stanford Medical School just completed a study on the efficacy of Canary Health’s online, digital diabetes program that allows people …

Combining UX Design And Psychology To Change User Behavior

Have you ever wondered why your users do <b>not interact with your product the way you hope</b>? Persuading people to perform a particular action, like …

By: William

This is really great informational tips for creating the perfect landing page. If you’re really serious about creating landing pages and you want …

Great user experience with gradual engagement sign ups

Lets be honest. Sign up forms suck.<p>As designers we often get carried away with how a sign up form looks and forget about the user experience. Border …

Completeness meter design pattern

Let users gauge progress toward reaching an end goal. Divide the end goal into smaller sub-tasks, and increase the percentage of completeness as each …

The psychology of Tetris

It's been 30 years since Tetris launched. Why has it endured? In this story from BBC Future's archive, Tom Stafford explains that it takes advantage of the mind's basic pleasure in tidying up - and uses it against us.<p>Shapes fall from the sky, all you have to do is to control how they fall and fit …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

The Power of The Progress Bar as a Usability Feature

Can you get your users to do something simply by asking them to do it? If so – congratulations! You have some awesome users 🙂<p>Most of us aren’t that …

Low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes: stable improvement of bodyweight and glycemic control during 44 months follow-up

Background<p>Low-carbohydrate diets, due to their potent antihyperglycemic effect, are an intuitively attractive approach to the management of obese …

The British Medical Journal Slams Unscientific and Biased Low-Fat Dietary Guidelines!

Dr. Fiona Godlee, The BMJ’s Editor in Chief adds:<p>“These guidelines are hugely influential, affecting diets and health around the world. The least we …

Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes

About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new report. And experts in the field say that's <i>good</i> news.<p>That's because the study finds that after two decades of linear growth, the prevalence of diabetes in the United States has finally started to plateau.<p>In a paper …

Work stress just as bad as second-hand smoke

Whether due to unpaid overtime or an overbearing boss, many people suffer stress at work.<p>Now, a new study has found it can be just as bad for a …

The Workplace

Can your cellphone help your health? 3 apps for medical care

Many of us are super busy these days. Whether it's chasing behind our kids or trying to manage our careers, as a society we are on the go more than ever before.<p>I'm constantly interacting with people who are pushing on their goals and pursuing their passions, but aren't taking the right steps for …

Sugar Explained - Where It Hides And How It Affects Your Skin & Health

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Health Fitness<p>by Daniela Morosini | 02 09 2015<p>Sugar 101: What It Is, Where It Hides & What It Does<p>Getty<p>Sugar. A word that sends shivers …

The New Generation of Prototyping Tools (Part 1/2)

Stepping Up the Craft of Design<p>There has been an explosion of web innovation recently. Compelling design makes many people use their devices and apps …

'Why would I listen to my overweight doctor': Wellness guidelines need a makeover

The sexier sell of wellness is not always scientific.<p>"It's a dry message," admits Margaret Allman-Farinelli, a professor of dietetics from the …

The Evolution Of Mobile App Design

In July 2008 the Apple App Store went live. On launch day the marketplace featured 500 apps. Seven years and 75 billion downloads later there were …

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.<p>In the fast paced world of technology it's crucial to stay up to date with the latest information. Great web design blogs will provide you with cutting-edge industry …

How To Create A Successful App Business

Focus your attention on these four components that have the potential to set your app business up for success.<p>Success comes to those that persevere. It also comes by design and doesn't happen by chance. Understanding this subtle, yet key difference can set the results of your efforts in the right …

‘UX’ Marks the Spot: Mapping the User Experience

I define UX as finding the sweet spot between the needs of the users and the business, and designing a product that fits the gap.<p>This means we need …

The Critical UX Factor You’re Probably Not Aware Of

In my last post I talked about how most UX designers don’t pay enough attention to non-visual touchpoints. This post is about something bigger. …

12 Ways to Create a User-Friendly Website Registration Process

Qualcomm Life launches the HealthyCircles Mobile app

Qualcomm Life launched the HealthyCircles Mobile app, a secure, medical-grade mobile care solution that provides on-the-go care experience for …

Why Transparency And Data Sharing In Clinical Trials Matters

We’re in the middle of a major flu epidemic, and the CDC has recommended treatment with an antiviral (e.g., Tamiflu or Relenza) for high-risk people. Yet there is considerable controversy over whether Tamiflu even works and, despite promises, Roche staunchly refused to release all their data for …

12 Minute Athlete HIIT Workouts App - 12 Minute Athlete

Unlock your potential with the 12 Minute Athlete HIIT Workouts app. Pre-loaded with 185+ incredibly effective HIIT workouts to help you get fitter …

Design Thinking: Part II – Prototyping Perfection

Blog Post › Innovation that Creates New Value<p>In our previous discussion, it was revealed that, yes; you too are a designer — regardless of your job …

Adapting UI to iOS 7: The Side Menu

One of the most common implementations of menu views has been the “side drawer,” “basement,” or “side menu” made popular in apps such as Facebook and …

A Look at Flat Design and Why It's Significant

There has been a growing tidal wave of flat designs on the web, and recent trend reports have confirmed that they're only increasing in popularity.<p>Of …

Five Popular Web Strategies That Don't Work

At your next moment of change and opportunity, what kind of leader will you be?<p>This question arose again recently as we kicked off a major web …