A Middle School Student from Mouse Design League (DIIT) at MS 301
About this Project:
Meditation Operation is an app designed to help people navigate their emotions and keep them under control. Through this app I want people to find their calm zone.
I was inspired by my own emotions. I've felt feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety and over the time I learned solutions to the many emotions I faced.
Through this app I am presenting what I found helpful to my soul and hope to transfer it to your soul. If my app worked it would have a musical playlist with sheep music. I would also add audio recording of my voice to help people navigate my suggestions.
Peter Smith 👏 Senior Engineer at Studio MDHR — Emoti-Con Judge
Hi Muhamadou! I really like this idea, and in particular I love the playfulness, color, and warmth of your presentation. The way you wove in your own story was fantastic, and really brought your idea to life. (Also, I appreciate the note that real men cry. It's totally true! It's super bad for people if they feel like they can't express their emotions.) You seem like a really wise and thoughtful person, and I think it's awesome that you're looking to help other people out and share what you've learned about yourself and your feelings.
Joshen Ayukawa 👏 Program Coordinator, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Hi! I want to start by saying how impressed I was with your presentation. I really liked how you this project stemmed from a personal experience, and how you let your experience guide you throughout your design process. You are tackling such an important issue with your app, mental health is not only important for everyone, but especially for men who feel they cannot express themselves. You displayed such a high level of maturity with your internal reflection and how much you care about everyone feeling happy. I would love for you to continue your work on this and potentially expand to other emotions in future iterations. Great job Muhamadou!
Stewart Katz 👏 Director, Innovation & New Product Launches at Verizon — Emoti-Con Judge
Great idea and great app to go along with it! I got a kick out of the faces you used for your three emotional states. In your next iteration you might explore more emotional states, like anger for example. And you might have more than one suggestion for a given emotional? Couldn't music be used for Sad and Anxious? Overall a super important user need and great, easy to use app.
Brettney Fountain 👏 UX Designer | Strategist at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
Muhamadou! Excellent pitch! I admire your vulnerability and appreciate that you are defying the stereotype of boys by expressing emotion. *cries through Drake's tears* Your presentation was informative, engaging, and straightforward. Your idea has the potential to make a positive impact on the world's needs by assisting young people with recognizing new emotions and expressing them in the healthiest way possible. I'd like to know more about your research process, specifically how specific music can influence your mood and which music is best for comforting which emotion. There could be some fascinating discoveries made there, I believe. Outstanding work! ❤️🌎
Feedback from the Community:
Miguel 👏 a High School Student from Bronx, NY
This a really anti depression project it really helped me alot
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