Psious Platform

PSIOUS was the first fully immersive virtual reality platform specifically designed to improve the clinical practice of mental health professionals.

The challenge was to redesign, from scratch, the whole virtual platform used by the therapists to conduct the treatments.

I went to the field to observe therapy sessions, to interview our therapist users and to test the platform together with them. Our platform needed to adjust itself for the reality of those professionals. They were not used to technology and therefore felt apprehensive about using our product with their patients. They also had just a limited time per patient per consult – they couldn't risk to waste any of it. Our solution needed to be extremely easy to use and efficient.

The result was a clean, direct UI, with big and reduced visual elements in which therapist could start any treatment with only two clicks and a new dedicated session for training and education.

Barcelona, 2016
Contribuition: Product design, UX research.

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Rick Ferreira

I am a curious Product Designer, trying to balance technology and human needs to create intuitive and user-centered experiences. My little boston terrier dog is my biggest inspiration: I work, so he can have a happy life. As a result, I studied Digital Design in Brazil (ECDD) and Design of Apps and Interactive Services in Barcelona (ELISAVA) and accumulated 5+ years of experience designing digital products.

In my free time I like to take some drone pictures, fill my house with plants and hate the Game of Thrones ending.

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