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โ€œBemoโ€

An App/Software Project
By Jasmine
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) at MS 301
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About this Project:

Many times people who are dealing with anxiety or improving mental health feel uncomfortable expressing themselves verbally. However, they do have something to say. The presentation for this app design is a silent presentation, with creator Jasmine Rodriguez explaining her app, Bemo, using cue cards. Bemo is an app for people who deal with self harm (sh) or have any negative feelings. Bemo allows you to find peace and share your feelings through vent art and vent text. Bemo promotes vent art as a form of therapy for others to express and share their emotions.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Rigel Leonard ๐Ÿ‘ Tech Specialist at Manhattan Chamber of Commerce — Emoti-Con Judge
Excellent presentation, Jasmine! Your project was elegant and straightforward. I can't stress enough how incredible the design and clarity of this project were outstanding. I also enjoyed the silent presentation, the font was a bit small to follow, but that's an application issue. Besides that, I appreciate that you are bringing a solution to mental health artistically. Sometimes words are hard to find, but letting one's mind physically visualize it can be compelling. Unique, fantastic project and I am proud of you for doing this!

Holly Tienken ๐Ÿ‘ Assistant Professor, Communication Design at Kutztown University — Emoti-Con Judge
Jasmine this is a fantastic idea and is presented so well! As a Professor of Design, I have many students that struggle with mental health issues, and even as young adults they have a hard time verbalizing how they feel. I can only imagine how overwhelming it is for students in grade school and high school. ART MAKING IS THERAPY! It is an outlet and another form of communication for those that struggle with language. This app will be useful to so many, young and old. Great job!

Jessica Hochman ๐Ÿ‘ We Need 2 Talk & The Equity & Disproportionality Lab at Temple University — Emoti-Con Judge
Jasmine, this is a really brave and creative project, thank you for sharing it. So many teens are struggling with anxiety, particularly in this moment where we are all dealing with the stresses of covid and lots of intense world events, on top of the pressures of everyday life.

I think you're absolutely right that creating and sharing art is therapeutic and creating a space for that work is a great idea. Your presentation was quiet and compelling, and the art you shared was beautiful, honest, and raw. Thanks for opening this important space for communicating about tough issues. Bravo!

Joey Raiton ๐Ÿ‘ Education Modernization Team Head of Design at Meta — Emoti-Con Judge
What an important issue to focus on โ€“ and incorporate some techniques that people who might experience self-harm, depression, or anxiety may not currently use. I know that some of these individuals would really benefit from the introduction of vent art and vent text and using that as a form of therapy; what a wonderful and peaceful way to support others with these issues. The artwork you shared is also a great way for yourself to incorporate vent art into the project itself, giving the idea a very distinct look, feel, and overall brand. Even when you present using cue cards vs. verbally speaking helps add to an experience of peacefulness and gives me feel less anxiety when reviewing the project itself. Overall, amazing job tackling a hard problem in a way with grace!

Feedback from the Community:

Enoch ๐Ÿ‘ a High School Student from bronx
๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŒˆI like the concept and the hard work put behind them to make it work

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