Meddik is a site for people to share advice, resources, and questions with others who are going through similar health experiences.
Target audience: Anyone searching for solid health information. This includes both the tech-savvy and the technological challenged. We're looking for clean, minimalist, and intuitive design.
How the site works:
1.) Home page - A user sees a feed of the most popular shared items on the site, but is given the option to type in a health topic (e.g conditions, symptoms, treatments, procedures, or any other terms related to their health) to refine the health network that they're searching within. Registered users can continue adding topics so that we can best match them to the most useful content for their health picture.
A user can do three things: browse a feed of crowdsourced submissions (remedies, advice, etc) from their health network, search our entire database of submissions, or make a submission themselves. Each item can be boosted (upvote) or marked as unhelpful (downvote) by registered users.
2.) Inbox / Userpage - This is simply a userpage / inbox to show any direct messages a registered user has received. They can also browse items on which they've bookmarked, voted (boosted or marked not helpful), submitted, or commented.
3.) Discussion Page - Every submitted item has its own discussion page. The comments are nested (think Reddit).