Sahyogini | Healthcare for Adolescent Girls in Rural Assam  
Interaction Design Project 1 

Field research

Field research

visit to a primary health center to find the needs

Field research

Field research

Visit To a Sub Center

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Interview

Interview

Asha an an Anganwadi Worker

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Interview with an Asha

Interview with an Asha

Findings from user Research

Findings from user Research

Findings from user Research

Findings from user Research

Role Of Asha

Role Of Asha

Persona

Persona

Opportunity Areas

Opportunity Areas

Scenario

Scenario

Information Architecture

Information Architecture

User Interface

User Interface

Home screen

Project Duration
Phase I Aug-Nov 2013

Responsibilities

Need Finding, Ideation, 
Literature Study, Etnographic Research, User Interview, Storyboarding, Sketches/Mockups, Information Architecture, 3D Modelling and User Interface development

Project Description

According to WHO 136,000 maternal deaths took place in India in 2011. Assam the state where we carried out our study has maternal mortality ratio (maternal deaths per 100,000 live births) at 390 which is  highest in India .NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) has established a a system with basic hierarchy as follows

Primary Health Centre(PHC) --> Sub-Centres --> ASHA workers --> Local Community to improve health services in rural India

 

The system consists of a very important person ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) a member of the community who acts like a link between the local community and the health service providers (PHC, Hospitals etc.).


According to our findings she is not able to fulfill her roles and responsibilities efficiently because of improper training and slag in the system.'Sahyogini' is a simple to use device for training of ASHA workers and once they are trained the same device would also be used as assisting device by ASHA workers so that they can carry out their activities more efficiently and effectively.

 

Team Members

Utkarsh Mishra, Poorvi Vijay, Shambhavi Deshpande

Project Guide

Miss. Sharmistha Banerjee
Assistant Professor| IIT Guwahati


 

Project Status

Phase I which included primarily User Research and Need Finding is completed in next phase The prototype of solution would be developed and tested.