Who We Are
The Research Application Design and Development (RADD) team provides researchers technical services in order to design, develop and implement effective research technologies and tools, and expertise in recruitment and retention strategies to help researchers find participants to engage with their technical products and maintain their engagement. These services include developing software to be used within interventions, designing user interfaces and experiences, graphic design, wide-scale implementation strategy support, social media recruitment campaign development, and more. The RADD team has not only developed technologies to implement and support ISGMH’s various research initiatives, but has also developed new technologies for various Northwestern University collaborators and external academic collaborators and continues to help researchers push their eHealth interventions to exciting new horizons.
What We Do
- Grant Writing Support
- Prototype Development
- Software Development and Quality Control testing
- Project Management
- UX and UI Design
- Usability Testing Consultation
- Graphic Design and Animation
- Social Media Campaign Development
- Social Media Recruitment Strategies
Meet the Team
The RADD team has developed several platforms to meet the research needs of a variety of projects:
RADD Chat – An online communication tool for contacting research participants via SMS, MMS and phone. This platform allows researchers to schedule messages, set away messages, record and transcribe calls, and download relevant data.
SMART – A multi-tiered intervention application with REDCap integration that allows the seamless transition of participants from one intervention to the next.
Rainbow – A multilingual eHealth intervention platforms that allows researchers to create multiple interventions and assign participants to those interventions.
Multi-tenant Platform – A multi-tenant platform where multiple projects can use the same instance of an application, rather than each being deployed separately. The main benefit is that when adding features or fix bugs, our team can apply the changes to all projects at the same time. This also means there’s less overhead to manage because we have a single database, single server, and single domain name.
If you’re interested in examples of a few projects that we’ve worked on, please look through the slider below!
Keep It Up! (KIU!) is an online HIV prevention program for gay, bisexual, and queer men that is recognized by the CDC as a Best Evidence Behavioral Intervention. KIU! has been proven to reduce HIV risk, STI rates, and condomless anal sex among young men who have sex with men (YMSM).
PI: Lynn Yee, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
A theory-driven, advanced mobile first health application that delivers an interactive, goal-oriented educational and motivational diabetes focused content for low income pregnant women diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.