Crowdsourced Alternative Healthcare: Mobile Applications for User-Generated Natural Remedies


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University of Baltimore. Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences


Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture

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Smartphone applications have the ability to improve population health, mostly because of their widespread use; their rapid technological advancements and updates; and their use of features such as geolocation, video and audio recording, and internet access. In recent years, the internet has given rise to a phenomenon known as user-generated content (UGC). This paper explores usage of natural remedies, user-generated content, and user reviews and how the three concepts can be leveraged in the creation of a mobile application.