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Zina Juma

"With my newly acquired skillset, I aim to utilize creativity in designing immersive and impactful experiences that bring joy to users and foster meaningful connections."

With a background in public health and a passion for creative expression, I am intrigued by the potential intersection of design and its ability to make a positive impact. Inspired by my artistically inclined and creative mother and supported by my family and friends, I am driven to explore various design avenues. While my focus has predominantly been on UX/UI design, I am eager to expand my horizons and venture into other creative realms. I believe in the power of design to ignite change, evoke emotions, and enhance experiences. As I continue to evolve in my career and life in design, I embrace the opportunity to express my creativity, push boundaries, and discover new possibilities for making a meaningful difference.


Simplifying Mobile Research for Travel Nurses

Project Overview

Mobile research services are crucial in accelerating drug development and enhancing the accessibility of clinical studies for patients. However, clinical research often burdens patients, leading to recruitment, retention, and data quality challenges. To address these issues, travel nurses bring research directly to patients, ensuring convenience and accessibility. Nevertheless, effective management, coordination, remote monitoring, and secure communication are essential to operate mobile research services successfully.

The key question is how we can streamline the management of these services and facilitate efficient coordination of visits for nurses and coordinators through a user-friendly and intuitive application. To address this challenge, I have designed a proposed application that aims to improve research and patient outcomes by enhancing the efficiency and usability of travel nurses. This application will empower nurses to dedicate more time to patient care through streamlined study coordination, ultimately resulting in improved outcomes for both the research and the patients. Nurses can easily manage and coordinate visits by leveraging the application’s user-friendly features, ensuring a seamless and efficient process. This approach will minimize administrative burdens and maximize the time and attention nurses can devote to patients. In doing so, the application will significantly enhance the overall quality and effectiveness of mobile research services, benefiting both the research community and the patients involved.

Design Process

For this project, I utilized two primary research methods: interviewing a travel nurse and conducting a competitive audit of existing applications designed for travel nurses. The interview with the travel nurse provided valuable insights into the challenges they encounter when coordinating and completing visits and their preferences for application features. Additionally, the interview inspired other suggestions that influenced the development process. The competitive audit involved a thorough analysis of the features, strengths, and weaknesses of existing applications designed for travel nurses. This audit allowed me to identify gaps in the market and determine information for the development of the proposed application’s features and user experience.
Following the research phase, a site map was developed to establish a clear structure for the app. Subsequently, several user flow prototypes were explored, including submitting visit confirmation forms, time cards, viewing calendars, and accessing study-related information. The design process involved multiple iterations, and a Maze test was conducted with a travel nurse. Based on the insights gained from the third iteration, the nurse successfully completed the user test with a perfect score of 100%, indicating that the flow was intuitive and straightforward. This positive outcome validates the effectiveness of the design and confirms that the app’s structure and functionality align well with the needs and expectations of travel nurses.

Project Details

In the final 10-week capstone class, I developed a high-fidelity prototype with approximately four fully functional user flows on Figma. The user flows demonstrate seamless navigation and interaction. The accompanying images showcase mockups of the final product.


In conclusion, the user testing and feedback gathered during the development of the travel nurse app have provided important insights into user behavior and preferences. Additional user testing with a wider audience would be beneficial to refine the app’s features further and align them closely with users’ needs. Nonetheless, I am pleased with the final outcome of this project, which was inspired by my current job in clinical research.

Designing an application that prioritizes back-end services and emphasizes the importance of functionality over aesthetics presented a new challenge for me that led to a valuable learning experience. It allowed me to understand the importance of creating a reliable and efficient solution that caters to the specific needs of nurses, enabling them to provide better care to others.

This work is dedicated to the incredible nurses who serve as the backbone of our healthcare system. By developing user-friendly and efficient tools, I aim to improve their quality of life and support them in their essential work. I hope this fosters a collaborative effort to streamline tasks and empower nurses to enhance their ability to provide effective care to others.

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