NYU / Web App Case Study

NYU / Web App

Building community around stroke patients through technology and design

Nolte developed a web app to analyze health behaviors in stroke patients by an NYU lab. The application is used to provide access to valuable data which will be used to drive innovation in the public health space.

Overview

Nolte teamed up with Computer Science & Engineering and the College of Global Public Health at NYU to create a chat application. The goal of the application is to provide insights that will drive treatment options through unstructured raw data for analysis by the NYU team.

THE CHALLENGE

Nolte was approached by NYU to assist in the creation of a chat room application for patients who have suffered from a stroke. The goal of the application is to bring together support communities and analyze the data to inform innovation around treatment options.

THE JOURNEY

It was important we delivered this application in a timely fashion and within budget. We leveraged a couple of tools and frameworks which allowed us to design, develop and deploy an MVP on time and budget.

DISCOVERY & STRATEGY

Professor Rumi Chunara had a very clear use case and plan laid out for the Nolte team to execute upon. During a kick-off we were able to flesh out the inner working of the application as well as the overall requirements which would allow the ChunaraLab to succeed.

THE SOLUTION

We leveraged several existing and open frameworks to design and develop the app. It was important that the application was accessible cross-device and cross platform which led us to produce a responsive web application. We leveraged the material design pattern to produce a slick user experience backed by research from Google.

THE IMPLEMENTATION

We managed the project with weekly status meetings across teams as well as overall reporting on progress. For the technology, we selected Angular Material & Firebase by Google as our stack. We used modular design patterns to keep our systems consistent between design and development. The final solution was deployed to Heroku for effortless management from NYU Lab.

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