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Symptoms for pregnant women using Trellis Health App

Consumer HealthTech | Client Project

Why worry when you can save your symptoms in one tap and have a detailed report to show your doctor on your next visit?


Jun 2023 - Aug 2023 (10 weeks)


Product Designer


Figma, Notion



Satisfaction Rate
(Ease of use)


of the users found logging symptoms less time consuming 


Women go through a lot of changes during pregnancy. From normal headaches to fluctuation in moods to severe health conditions. Women have been predominantly using a symptoms tracker for their menstruation cycles and pregnancies. But when it comes to tracking symptoms for pregnancy, there is a need to create a reliable way of not only logging them but also reviewing the data collected for tracking one’s health. This might avoid any unforeseen issues during and after the pregnancy.

Design Process

We followed the following design process and it was iterative in nature:

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User Research


For pregnant women, symptoms range at different levels. There are common symptoms and then some that occur at certain times. Some symptoms might be associated with each other while some others might occur together due to some reasons. We targeted symptoms that are common, associated and that need monitoring (might be severe) and might lead to serious health conditions leading to complications in pregnancy.


Competitor analysis was performed to learn about the symptoms feature available in the market for menstruation cycle tracking as well as pregnancy tracking Apps.

We targeted popular Apps and studied the symptoms for each one of them and made a note of the factors that helped them stand out or factors that worked well for the people to use the App for longer duration.

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  • Most Apps have quick log and save actions for symptoms.

  • Analysis of the symptoms was rarely found.

  • Reminders are common when logging symptoms.


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Key Findings

  • People are less or not motivated to track symptoms. 

  • Some symptoms may lead to others.

  • Tracking symptoms on a daily basis would help understand health more clearly.

  • Many apps use simple icons or one touch interactions to save the symptoms.

Conceptual Design


User stories were created to define the scope of the functionality of the feature.

Following requirements were finalized after multiple discussions and brainstorming sessions:

  1. User should be able to quickly log symptoms

  2. Users should be able to log a symptom and add details.

  3. Users should be able to look at the logged symptoms for this week.



Interaction Design


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Inspired with the ideas I started creating sketches, finalized the lo-fi sketches with the team and then started working on hi-fi design screens in figma.


Chips view vs list view for logging symptoms: After iterating on the above design, I tried creating simple views that would accommodate overlapping of symptoms and ruled out the cons of the above design.

A chips view looks trendy and desirable to click on and changes its color to ensure it was selected by the user.


A simple list view like the Apple Contacts helps the user find the symptoms easily as the list is the simplest to read and browse



Logging symptoms with list view design

Add Details for logged symptoms and explore all logged symptoms


With the given two designs created, I planned a usability test. The purpose of the usability test was to find out how women would use the symptoms feature and to test between the chips view vs list view.


I recruited participants who were pregnant or planning to get pregnant. We interviewed all 4 participants in 2 days. It was a 30 minute test session with 3 tasks online over Zoom meetings.



participants found the quick save approach easy to use and helpful

List View

was the winning design in A/B testing

Key Learnings

  • In the overall project work, I learnt how an App is sent to the App store and tested. The entire process and patience required while things are fixed and tested again.

  • I explored the scope and need for responsive design in iOS devices (iPad designs were also created for the app - not shown in this case study).

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