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Application Development and Maintenance
User Experience Design

Client Challenge

Working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, SCI ITS was tasked to design and develop a research-oriented, online, mobile-responsive social intervention program that promotes medication adherence and self-management skills among men with HIV.

SCI ITS was responsible for system design and software development, infrastructure design, maintenance and ongoing user support. In addition to developing the intervention software, we provided expert consulting regarding overall intervention design, user experience, and field implementation. SCI ITS continues to support the intervention software during an ongoing randomized controlled trial.

Our Solution

SCI ITS implemented an iterative development approach that featured frequent stakeholder review, automated testing and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD). Our agile process implemented the Scrum framework.

In addition, the agile process was supported by a technical infrastructure that enabled continuous release of code. The CI/CD process utilized Tuleap ALM for continuous integration. The system integrated Github for source code management and Jenkins for automated testing and deployment from developer machines to staging and production environments. 


Using this agile approach, our team delivered a solution that incorporated the following features:

  • An interactive online social space wherein participants can share text, videos and images.
  • An extensive game mechanics system that awarded points to users based on their activities throughout the site.
  • An expert content system that displayed skills-training content to each user on a daily basis, and highlighted content that was particularly relevant based on the user’s profile.
  • An automated participant onboarding system that integrated with an external survey tool (Qualtrics).
  • A configurable, interactive SMS-based medication reminder system that allowed users to configure a set of daily reminders.

Extensive moderation and content management controls for study administrators, including user management and condition assignment, flagged content alerts and review, process data export, and content creation, editing and revision workflows.

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