Longitudinal UX testing of the Anathema app has begun. For circa one week, participants over 55 years of age in Portugal and in the Netherlands will be interacting with app at their own pace.
Participants’ feedback will allow the consortium to understand whether the app is useful and easy to use, as well as which are the most important aspects to improve before the pilot studies kick-off in early January.
Diogo Coutinho successfully defended his MSc thesis in Service Engineering and Management at the University of Porto with a high grade.
Diogo contributed to Anathema by helping to understand how to appropriately conduct user research around stigmatising topics and with vulnerable populations. Furthermore, the work also helped identify relevant aspects for the delivery of Anathema as a service, i.e. Awareness and Channels, Consideration ad Conversion.
Anathema participated in the 11th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) with a communication about the findings from the first online survey launched in the Netherlands.
The communication entitled “Older adults’ acceptability of smartphone-based sexual health promotion programs” received a best poster award. You can read the poster in the image below.
KBO hosted Anathema’s latest General Assembly meeting in the beautiful city of Utrecht.
During the two-day meeting, on September 1-2, we looked at our project’s health and used the time for hands-on work around details to improve in the mobile app, details of the pilot studies which will be starting later this year and all the important aspects of the business and exploitation plans. We advanced quite a lot and have many actions outlined for the next months.
On September 22-23, we head to London, UK, to take part in Include 2022, a renowned conference about Inclusive Design. Here we will present the paper ‘Towards the inclusive design of a digital sexual health promotion programme’ in which we describe the user research process followed by the team to date and recommendations for Anathema’s app behaviour.
Our student, Diogo Moutinho, is holding workshops with Portuguese older adults from COLABORAR to explore functionalities of Anathema, as well as customer journey aspects. These will help to inform the customer service. With the workshops, Diogo is also testing how to address taboo topics in older adult groups.
A new initiative by ILGA Portugal and FOXLife, the ABCLGBTQIA+ Project, is bringing the definition of 37 terms close to as many people as possible, so that all can be informed about aspects such as gender expression, polyamory, outing, legal sex, gender affirmation, etc.
In the beginning of April 2022, we launched a value proposition survey for secondary users, which is available in English, German, Portuguese and Dutch.
If you are a psychology professional, consider filling in this anonymous questionnaire which takes less than 10 minutes to complete. You will be helping us understand if Anathema has a viable business case in the market.