A bad user interface is a cranky receptionist

Being greeted by a cranky receptionist is the real world equivalent to a bad user interface in the digital world. Both are off-putting, both are uninviting, and both are thoroughly unexpected. Consumers have come to expect slick, intuitive digital products, making design-related first impressions extremely important today. The first opening click of a new product […]

Using virtual reality to improve mental health

Dr Jamil El-Imad, inventor and virtual reality expert, shares his views on how virtual reality can treat mental health conditions and how it can democratise wellbeing. Imagine you are sitting in your home, wearing headsets. You close your eyes and when you open them after few moments, you can see a beautiful beach on Easter […]

Blended care: eHealth and mental health provision

NHS Providers found that 80% of bosses of NHS trusts fear they cannot provide timely, high-quality care to the growing numbers of people seeking mental health support. Resulting in the NHS increasingly looking to eHealth as an alternative solution. The NHS has been presenting webcam and instant messaging, (IM), appointments to patients to ease pressure […]