For
this app, we also created a google drive folder which the whole group has
access to. This allowed us to pass on different documents within the group
effectively. Another method could have been passing on information through
email which can be lost. An advantage to using google docs and google drive is
that we can all edit the document at the same time and it can be saved and
accessed from the same place by all in the group. The only disadvantage would
be that google docs can only be accessed when there is internet available
whilst creating a word document does not.

 

As
part of the research presentation, I could have also included more information
on different sleeping disorders and the difference between children and adults
sleep patterns as I mainly focused on general sleep which is mainly based on
adults. I could have also done same primary research such as a questionnaire
for a range of age groups about their sleep. However, the information I
included applies to all such as the helpful tips and tricks and the factors
that affect sleep apart from the drugs and alcohol for children.

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The
alternative to using Prezi would have been to use PowerPoint. Though it has
some of its own advantages like being able to run without the internet and
music and sound can be incorporated into the presentation, it doesn’t provide
the professional finish that Prezi does. The slide format cannot be changed.
This makes difficult to go back to specific slides without having to go through
the entire presentation or coming out of the presentation to go to it.
Furthermore, PowerPoint has some dated features such as the clip art and
animations features available (Heaton, 2014). Additionally, inserting images
pictures into slides can be difficult as they can only be horizontal or
vertical and the angles cannot be changed. Lastly, to use PowerPoint, you must
purchase Microsoft office first.

 

However,
there are some disadvantages to using Prezi in comparison to PowerPoint.
Firstly, the software can be easily configured after watching the tutorial
provided or if you have previously explored the program extensively in order to
see and use all the features of the program. Secondly, payment is needed in
order to keep the presentation offline or present it without any internet
connection. (Heaton, 2014) Prezi desktop would need to be purchased which costs
more than investing in Microsoft office as there is a monthly subscription fee
for the premium version which holds all the best feature of the software such
as exportation.

 

My
role during the process of creating the app was to be a researcher. I picked
this role from a list of choices in a group document on google docs. In this
document, I had the choice of designer, content manager, researcher or
marketing manager. I picked the roles of the researcher as I thought I would be
good at finding information from different sources such as the books, online
and primary research. In the group, there were two researchers in which the
workload was divided between. Most of the research used in the research
presentation I produced was found online on reliable websites and journals such
as the NHS website and SAGE journals. This information was put into a google
drive document so that the group could see it and add information as they
wished. Within my role as a researcher, I also had to create a presentation
inclusive of all the research we found as a team. I used Prezi to create this
presentation because it offers many more features that PowerPoint such as the
zoom in function which allows you to maximize the section for more information
and zoom out of it for less information. Prezi is easily accessible from any
computer connected to the internet as it is a web-based application. Prezi also
allows you to customise the presentation to make it look as you wish it, for
example, a newspaper or a magazine article. As it is a web-based software, it
can be used on most modern web browsers and computers. Overall Prezi provides a
more engaging, animated and professional finish if used correctly.

 

In the
app, there are great features that appeal to all audiences. This includes big
buttons, unique in shape and design, that are easy to navigate as there is a
home button and all the buttons are labelled well in white, so it can be seen
clearly against the blue coloured buttons. The app mainly consists of two
different shades of blue as it is a very calming colour which fits in very well
with the purpose of our app. There is also a night mode feature within the app
to try to reduce the blue light emittance from the screens it can contribute to
sleeplessness (Haifa, 2017). This is because it affects the levels of melatonin
hormone produced by the brain to help you sleep. We also tried to avoid having
a lot of text within the pages as it could deter the reader from reading useful
information that can help them sleep better. The text on each page was kept
short so that only the important information to keep the app light, informative
and appealing.

 

Studies have shown that
young teens tend to have trouble sleeping because their bodies work on a later
sleep schedule than those of young children and adults (Vladyslav V.
Vyazovskiy, 2014). This is due to the brain producing a melatonin hormone (this
hormone tells that body when it is time to go to sleep) later at night. For
adults, sleeplessness may be caused by a number of lifestyle and environmental
factors such as stress, drugs and alcohol and poor sleep routine.

 

Dreameazzze
is an app created by group F, that aims to help people with problems sleeping.
It incorporates features such as a sleep calculator that tells you when to go
to bed for the best sleep and useful tips that can be used in order to better
sleep habits and increases the amount of sleep an individual may have. This app
was aimed at all individuals that may have trouble sleeping from the age of 12
to later adulthood (the age we came up with was 65 however, with people living
longer and the rise in technology, more people are able to use this app, so the
age should have been higher).

 

Currently, technology
has become accessible to everyone including the use of smartphones, tablets and
other electronic devices daily. They have become part of everyday life. There
are many different apps that can be purchased or downloaded onto these apps
that can help people with problem areas in their lives such as weight loss,
sleep and healthy eating. As a group, we designed an app that we hoped would
help people improve and maintain their health.

 

IT in healthcare is
being used to better healthcare services and patient health. The use of secure
communication and storage of patient information can help with faster diagnosis
and ensures patient confidentiality. Additionally, IT in healthcare also helps
people get the information they need to find out about illnesses and healthcare
services they may need. IT for healthcare can also help the environment as less
paper is used by using electronic prescriptions in hospitals, pharmacies and GP
surgeries.

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