Share Paper: Digital Mental Health Resources for Children and Youth - Evaluation of Strengths in User Interface Design

  1. Saana Mehtälä, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  2. Marja Kankaanranta, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  3. Rebekah Rousi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  4. Kati Clements, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Tuesday, June 25 5:15-5:45 PM Oost

Abstract: The aim of this research is to explore the positive user interface (UI) design of digital mental health resources for children and youth. For this purpose, a heuristic model is introduced and heuristic evaluation is used as a method to systematically assess 49 digital mental health resources. In the assessment, the resources are evaluated by observing the prevalence of UI design strengths defined in the heuristic model. The results of the study indicate that the resources analyzed have strengths especially in the dimensions of visual design, content, reliability, engagement and functional design. Furthermore, all of the resources have at least ...