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++ Nominees Announced ➜ 18 July ++ Register profile for upcoming Awards ➜ How to Enter


Duo Xu, Wanjing Li




New Talent


United States


University of Pennsylvania, Boston University


James Grady

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Three questions to the project team

What was the particular challenge of the project from a UX point of view?
The primary challenge in Kinmeno's design was to facilitate easy and open communication about menopause among women and their families, while upholding personal health privacy data. We aimed to encourage dialogue and give women full control over their data. For the communication aspect, we developed an interface for open, supportive discussions, providing engaging educational materials to bridge knowledge gaps. Privacy was paramount, focusing on empowering women to control the sharing of their menopause information, thus fostering understanding and empathy among family members. Our platform features tools for sensitive communication and evolves with ongoing user feedback to ensure it meets their needs and promotes a non-judgmental environment.

What was your personal highlight in the development process? Was there an aha!-moment, was there a low point?
Our journey began with brainstorming sessions to create a tool aiding women in menopause navigation. The real 'Aha!' moments for us is when we realized the widespread unawareness of menopause, prompting us to view it as a shared journey, not just for middle-aged women. User testing with a diverse group, including those who might not directly experience menopause, emphasized the importance of awareness, education and collaboration. The low point is challenge of feature prioritization, balancing impactful features with resource limitations for Kinmeno's initial version. We prioritized immediate benefits for women experiencing menopause, planning to add advanced features in future updates, and focused on creating a comprehensive, supportive tool.

Where do you see yourself and the project in the next five years?
Make this shorter a bit In the next five years, we are excited to elevate women's health, especially in menopause care, through our innovative AI and data analysis tools. Our goal is to refine our prototype with more expert input, making a global impact. We will integrate features like family pairing and educational modules, ensuring a comprehensive approach. Collaborating with medical experts, we are crafting a user-centered, medically informed solution. We will keep engaging with users and professionals to improve our product, educate communities, and destigmatize menopause. Committed to data privacy and accessibility, we are aiming to lead in healthcare and AI innovation, ensuring a supportive experience for women everywhere.