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PROFESSIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION UNDER THERAPISTS' INSTRUCTION

CONNECT is an app that helps couples resolve conflicts. By establishing the consensus under therapists' instruction, couples can track and rate each other's behavior and learn how to become better partners. 

Duration

Role

Tool

1 month

UX design

UI design

Figma

Photoshop

 00 CHALLENGE 01 02

WHY DOES CONFLICT RESOLUTION MATTER?

Here are the 5 relationship stages:

- The Romance Stage

- The Power Struggle Stage

2 ways how couples become stuck in Power Struggle stage:

They break up:

They don't deal with the difficulties, instead, they take the nearest exit - breakup. These people normally are serial daters, never fully committing, and always looking for love.

They survive:

They continue the relationship, along with pain and frustration that stay in the past. These people typically think that love must be involved sacrifice and compromise, and eventually, the relationship becomes emotionally bored, along with their sex life. ​

- The Stability Stage

- The Commitment Stage

- The Co-Creation or Bliss Stage

The highest percentage of first marriage divorces happen here – around the 3 to 4 year mark.

The Cycle of Abuse

© 2016 Therapist Aid LLC

00 01 INTERVIEW 02

Woman in the Nature

Lee

Psychologist

“We encourage couples to realize conflict resolution is an important issue. It's not unbeatable. Realizing the issue itself and facing it together is one of the significant elements to help the relationship move to the further stage.“

Couple Hugging

Clement & Faye

Married couple

"Anything can start the fight and sometimes I don't even realize we start fighting again. We want to solve this problem together. We just need something to remind us about what we promised to each other."

The takeaway from interviews:

Therapists want to keep track on the progress.

​Couples want something reliable and convenient.

​Couples want to feel they are supporting each other and make progress together.

00 01 02 CONCEPT

According to the research, I want to create a trusting, non-disturbing, user-friendly experience. 

02.01 | USER FLOW

Conflicts - Meet with therapists - sign up and establish the consensus with therapists - back home - conflicts happens - document the conflicts and rate partner - send generated infographic to therapist

02.02 | WIREFRAME
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00 01 02 03 FINAL DELIVERABLES

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Sign up

 

Users will get the invitation code from their therapist. It will make sure that all information is well-protected and only shared with their own therapist.

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Establish consensus

 

Users will establish consensus with their partners. This step will happen in one of the therapy sessions. 

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Document conflicts

 

Users will write down their conflicts and rate each other's behavior after the conflict. One of the most effective methods in conflict therapy is to remind themselves they had the consensus.

Side function

 

There are other functions in the app. The main purpose of this app is to keep track of the progress. The progress will show as an infographic and both the couple and therapist have access to the data.

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