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    MoneyRoad

    MoneyRoad is the app to file your M&T reimbursements.

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the summary

of the MoneyRoad project

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) validates the Medical & Travel (M&T) Reimbursement forms. Unfortunately, many forms get rejected. The M&T form is filled in by the employees who are under the Workers’ Compensation after an injury in the workplace. However, the application is unclear, and users fill out the wrong information.


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The problem

What are the characteristics of Workers' Compensation?

What are the characteristics of Workers’ Compensation?

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To get a better understanding on the Workers’ Compensation and Medical & Travel reimbursements, I did background research on this READ MORE
How do users experience the current M&T forms?

How do users experience the current M&T forms?

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In addition to the Workers’ Compensation research, I did interviews and had a survey to get a better understanding of READ MORE
Why are reimbursement requests rejected?

Why are reimbursement requests rejected?

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With the interviews and documentation from the client, I can explain the reason the reimbursement requests now get rejected. READ MORE

The Solution

The reason to choose for an app is based on the needs of the users. To automatically calculate your trips, only a smartphone is the product with the hardware to get this information automatically.

Because most people have their smartphone on them when leaving their home, is this the device to build an app for. In an article from Pew Research Center, they are writing about the smartphone usage in the United States is grown to 77% of all adults.

 

Core Data

Core Data

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To store local data in the MoneyRoad app, I used the built-in framework of Xcode, called Core Data. After a READ MORE
Location Tracking in background

Location Tracking in background

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The main functionality of the MoneyRoad application is tracking the location of the user. With the tracked information, it is possible to READ MORE

Sprint planning

Overview of my project

With JIRA you have an excellent overview of the sprints, user stories, and issues. Here you can find an article on JIRA what it exactly is and what I learned.


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The Client

Based on the request from the client, I deleted some features that he asked for to build during the first release. He wanted for the first version a complete working application with all the features. To get a mobile application that fits people’s needs, it is important to listen to the users and collect useful information to optimize the application. Unfortunately, the client did not go into the development process with Fueled. For this reason, I finished the MoneyRoad project entirely on my own. Fueled created only the designs for the app, but I created all the designs included a redesign of the logo by myself based on the client needs and user research.

Fueled proposed to send the reimbursement forms automatically each week. Based on my research, I can conclude that the reimbursement forms are often rejected because the doctor’s bill is not yet received at the NYSIF department. When this happens, they do not have all the information they need to check whether the patient visited the doctor’s office. Therefore, I only want to allow my application to send the journeys after a month.

Project Process

At Fueled they start first with two or three design sprints (one sprint is two weeks). After this process, the app will be built by the development team. For my project, I choose to move my user story right after designing into development. I used this workflow to test if development right after designing works for me in case of working on a small project. Another reason was to learn to work with Scrum for one. After a few sprints, I can say it works above my expectations. In this process, I moved the interface user tests after developing the user story.

The main reason for this workflow is that there are only a few screens. On the other hand, the application has more technical features to manage the automatic tracking. It is more interesting to test if the features are working in the real world. So, I moved the user tests after developing the user story.

With my Scrum for one concept in mind, I started with designing the tutorial slides. In the beginning, there were only three slides. These slides contain only one sentence and an icon that discribes the features within the app.

Design Process

Design Process

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During the MoneyRoad project, I made many changes in the design. In the early beginning of the application, I started READ MORE
Programming Process

Programming Process

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During the internship, I focused on programming. My goal was to improve my programming skills, and that is going well. READ MORE
How can the app sign up be improved?

How can the app sign up be improved?

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To optimize the MoneyRoad application, I did user tests with an early version of the application. The test users were READ MORE

the conclusion

of the MoneyRoad project

In this portfolio is searched for the answer to the research question: “How can a mobile application help decrease the number of rejected Medical & Travel Reimbursement Forms in the state of New York?”


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Final application

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MoneyRoad Beta

If you want to test the MoneyRoad on your iPhone, you can request here TestFlight beta access.

Never apologize for your creative choices

Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix TV Series)

It may sound stupid, but here with all the senior designers, initially, I was not sure about my first drawings for the MoneyRoad app. A funny thing, while watching the Netflix TV Show Santa Clair Diet, there was a scene where they say this quote. From that moment, I thought, why I am doing this? I did a four years Graphic Design study and four years ICT & Media Design.


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Conclusion

Conclusion

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In this portfolio is searched for the answer to the research question: “How can a mobile application help decrease the READ MORE
Summary

Summary

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The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) validates the Medical & Travel (M&T) Reimbursement forms. READ MORE
How can the app sign up be improved?

How can the app sign up be improved?

MoneyRoad /
To optimize the MoneyRoad application, I did user tests with an early version of the application. The test users were READ MORE
Programming Process

Programming Process

MoneyRoad /
During the internship, I focused on programming. My goal was to improve my programming skills, and that is going well. READ MORE
Design Process

Design Process

MoneyRoad /
During the MoneyRoad project, I made many changes in the design. In the early beginning of the application, I started READ MORE
Location Tracking in background

Location Tracking in background

MoneyRoad /
The main functionality of the MoneyRoad application is tracking the location of the user. With the tracked information, it is possible to READ MORE
Core Data

Core Data

MoneyRoad /
To store local data in the MoneyRoad app, I used the built-in framework of Xcode, called Core Data. After a READ MORE
Feature set

Feature set

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Based on the client meetings and research, I set up the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) list below. For extra information, I add a READ MORE
Why are reimbursement requests rejected?

Why are reimbursement requests rejected?

MoneyRoad /
With the interviews and documentation from the client, I can explain the reason the reimbursement requests now get rejected. READ MORE
JIRA software

JIRA software

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One of the first and great things I have learned at Fueled is how to work with the management software READ MORE
How do users experience the current M&T forms?

How do users experience the current M&T forms?

MoneyRoad /
In addition to the Workers’ Compensation research, I did interviews and had a survey to get a better understanding of READ MORE
What are the characteristics of Workers' Compensation?

What are the characteristics of Workers’ Compensation?

MoneyRoad /
To get a better understanding on the Workers’ Compensation and Medical & Travel reimbursements, I did background research on this READ MORE
Competitive Analysis

Competitive Analysis

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At the beginning of the MoneyRoad project, I worked on the competitive analysis. I compared other location tracking apps to READ MORE
MoneyRoad sprint planning

MoneyRoad sprint planning

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In this blog post, you can see a real-time overview of my Sprint Planning. The information is automatically updated when I make READ MORE
Project Documentation

Project Documentation

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Before starting my project at Fueled, I created this project document to explain what the MoneyRoad project is and what my plans are READ MORE

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