What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia?
This short video from our partners at PsychHub helps to explain what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is.
Omvana is a meditation app designed to help people improve performance, elevate productivity, and boost focus through listening to meditation podcasts. The app offers two types of audio tracks: vocal tracks with inspirational speeches and guided meditations, and ambient tracks with sounds of nature and instrumental beats. They are categorized by topic, such as “performance”, “focus”, “relax”, and “better sleep”, with a total of seventeen categories. Audio tracks span anywhere between 5 minutes to an hour in length, depending on the category. There are currently four available classes in the app, each organized by lesson modules. The app also keeps documents recently played tracks in the Profile page to make navigation easier.
The goal of this case study was to identify where Omvana’s user experience is missing opportunities to engage users and convert users to paid subscribers. The researchers used SWOT analysis and App Store user reviews for two primary competitor apps: Headspace and Oak. Then they conducted a heuristic evaluation of Omvana to identify usability problems, and sent out a survey to users for feedback. 28 participants recruited via social media completed the 13 question survey, with the condition that they have previously used a meditation app. The purpose of the survey was to determine what customers think about meditation apps and gather information on satisfaction of other meditation apps.
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