Navigating Life: The Digital Solution for Human Services Agencies

by Stirling Brandworks

For the Human Services community, managing communication between caregivers, administrators, and families is complicated. The industry has been underserved by technology and was ripe for a new solution to better connect stakeholders and improve the lives of people living with disabilities.

We designed, developed, and launched the first-ever mobile application built exclusively for the Human Services industry. Fusing together best practices from social networks and productivity apps, Navigating Life helps the ID/DD community share information better and share the moments that matter the most.

Families living with disabilities needed a private social space—they’re not always comfortable sharing on traditional social platforms for the world to see. Our Navigating Life app empowers Human Services providers and the families they serve to share their special moments and memories in real-time on a private, secure social network.

Many organizations in this sector still rely on binders and hand-written notes to transfer critical information. Implementing custom analytics dashboards and behavioral tracking modules directly into the app, we enabled staff and clinicians to securely log, track, and share data quickly across their organization.


Silver in Mobile App 2021

Silver in Apps for Social Change 2021

Created by:

Lead Designer

Brian Hanna, Cassie Ferreira, Sarah Silvia

Design Company

Stirling Brandworks

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Individual Credits

Lead Developer: Brian Hanna
Senior Designer: Cassie Ferreira
UX/UI Designer: Sarah Silvia