Early intervention can have life-changing consequences for young drug and alcohol users, but few available resources address the unique challenges young people face in their recovery efforts. The behavioral health innovators of Influents Innovations came to Twenty Ideas with an evidence-based concept to help fill this void: Qlarity, the first mobile meditation app for sobriety support designed specifically for pre-teens and young adults.
- UX Design
- UI Design
- App Development
1. Expand access to addiction treatment for high-risk adolescents by creating a portable, individually-paced, always-available mobile app.
2. Deliver guided mindfulness training for those struggling with substance abuse using an aesthetic, voice, and mindfulness practice program tailored specifically to teens.
We created an immersive digital space where users felt safe to explore their recovery struggles and practice cognitive and behavioral coping skills.
Designing Real-Life Help for a Virtual Medium
We worked with the Influents research team to pinpoint the ways most substance abuse programs don't align with the needs of young people. Then, we translated the core components of these interventions into a format, look, and feel tailored to fit naturally into the lives of recovering adolescents.
Qlarity is designed to be a calming and private sanctuary users can access any time they encounter triggering situations in the real world.
Designed for Peace of Mind
Stress-relieving aesthetic uses color, imagery, and layout to create a quiet, distraction-free, and intimate environment to encourage disclosure, reflection, and meditation.
Guided meditation exercises offer relatable support from the perspective of a trusted friend who genuinely understands the user’s experiences and feelings.
Twenty Ideas translated our concept into a beautiful, sensitively designed tool ready to help real-world users. From the visuals to the product name, they were able to take the authentic, supportive feeling we had in mind and put it onto the screen.
-Dana K. Smith, PhD
Qlarity Principal Investigator
Influents Innovations | Oregon Research Institute
We built mindfulness into the structure and function of Qlarity to create a centering experience from first tap.
Value and mood surveys incorporate emotional imagery to help young users sort through complicated feelings and identify how avoiding substance abuse will benefit the aspects of their life they care about most.
Go with the Flow
Intuitive navigation encourages interaction with the app through a simple, subtly motivating design that leads users down a gentle path to mindfulness.