Our approach to product design for public health
Elefint started our design process by understanding the needs of PSI programming, field, and development teams; the intended users of this web-based product. Through design research we discovered usability flaws in PSI’s former calculation tool and identified the need for greater transparency around PSI’s models used to estimate impact.
Form meets function
The brilliance of the PSI Impact Calculator lies in its underlying mathematics. Elefint designed an intuitive calculator that measures DALYs averted, or disability-adjusted life year. PSI teams can now compare and contrast country data and download data for easy integration into donor-facing proposals and impact reports; contributing to greater efficiency. Users can also select additional PSI interventions (not currently adopted in a country) to make predictions around DALYs averted. PSI now has a responsive tool that offers a much broader and detailed analysis of their global interventions.
How PSI teams use the product
The PSI Backstopping Team uses the Impact Calculator to gauge how closely PSI is meeting their goals, and if additional funding will be required to extend a regional project. They can also run numbers without having to wait for a response from other departments. Field teams and network members find the addition of the “export to excel” feature especially helpful in reporting back to donors and pitching programming ideas. Learn more about their work here.