Flower App

Because Life Happens

Author: Shawna Kelly, PhD

About Shawna Kelly, PhD

Shawna is the Director of User Research for Dogpatch Technology. A former university professor in media theory and game studies, Shawna’s previous employment fields span software tech support, computer hardware, biomedical sciences, environmental science, theater stage management, and implementing technology in work and educational settings. She has a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication.

Social Media Fail

It can be risky to assume you can offer caring and support through social media like Facebook. Sometimes you need a more meaningful connection.

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Let cancer patients know you're thinking about them.

Messaging Your Support

Friends and family of someone with a cancer diagnosis often feel frustrated because they don’t know how to help. You might be surprised to find out that making someone feel better and improving their health can be simple: Let them know that you’re thinking about them.

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Lessons from “World of Warcraft”

When Dogpatch Tech first approached me about doing user research to help them build an amazing mobile application for community support, I thought, “That sounds like something that people could really use, but most of my research looks at people and gaming; what do I know about finding support among friends and family?”

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