3 out of 5
Free/clear and easy-to-achieve tasks.
Unclear design and tutorial for the first-time user.
SuperBetter could be helpful for users who need a structured or concrete framework through which to incorporate small behavioral changes into their lives. Attractively designed, SuperBetter offers clear, focused, and easy-to-achieve challenges. On the downside, for the first-time user, it is not sufficiently clear how to best utilize the program. The initial tutorial provides an elaborate (sometimes repetitive) explanation of the program, but does not specify how it should actually be used. It seems that the developers chose to focus more on convincing the user and “selling” the program, rather than leading them through it. Thus, when the user first enters the program, trial and error is the natural way of learning how to use the program. This process could be prevented through a salient, clear tutorial, or a better tunneled design. At the time of review, the program’s design was not organized enough for the user to understand what step to take and when.
Notes for Clinicians
SuperBetter can be recommended as a supplement to ongoing treatment for patients who have a reasonable amount of energy and motivation. The therapist can assist the patient in selecting what to focus on in the program, and promote a discussion about the challenges the patient is facing during program utilization.
Thursday, October 13, 2016