Lead Product Designer
Precision medicine stands to be one of the greatest advances in healthcare since Craig Venter sequenced his own genome in 2007. The commonly accepted milestone towards this is the $1000 genome on the belief that crossing the $1000 threshold for complete sequencing will put the cost within reach of consumers.
The Enquos app is a living, dynamic, medical record designed with the goal of helping consumers and researchers alike make sense of how that genetic information is expressed. It is a centralized location for collecting, interpreting, storing, and acting upon nutrition, fitness, and wellness data. It takes the raw data produced by wearable sensors and user self-reporting and transforms it into something meaningful and useful for consumers.
It gives people the ability to share their personal data with their doctors directly. Even more, it gives them the means to connect with experts like dieticians or physical trainers to take proactive steps for maintaining health.
As the product design lead for Enquos, I had two product goals. One was to democratize bioinformatics for consumers. The other was to get as much user-generated data into the hands of researchers as possible.
The problem I wanted to solve is what happens once the $1000 threshold for sequencing is reached. After all, it is not enough to hand someone a hard drive with a terabyte of As, Ts, Gs, and Cs. The cost of accessible sequencing must also include meaningful analysis and insight: “Given my particular genes, what are the best steps I can take to achieve maximum health?” As product designer, I set the foundation for Enquos to be the tool for understanding the lifelong dialog between genetic potential and the decisions we make.