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“Are You Okay?”

Creators: Yenibel, Danni
High School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus
Type of Project:
  • Game Design,
  • Social Media,
  • Visual Art & Design
Themes of Project:
  • Mental Health
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About this Project:

What our project is based on is mental health. From our experience, this topic has always been something that people have never really wanted to talk about that much, but in our generation we want people to not be afraid to ask for help. To do this, we would allow people to talk about or write down how they feel and reward them for being able to do this. It would motivate them and help them feel better which is why we came up with a point system. We believe that in order to take care of others, you have to be able to take care of yourself.
My partner and I sat down and started to brainstorm ideas on what we would want if an app like this was to exist. We asked people what they thought and used their input to come up with what we have now. One of us would do the base and get the idea down and the other would remake it and add details to the visual aspect. We mainly took inspiration from an artist named ¨Chibird¨ and a few quotes we saw online.
Our project would allow people to vent or talk about how they feel to others and see what other people go through to know that they aren't alone. We didn´t see many apps that do what we're trying to do and that's to create a safe escape and environment for people who need it. The point system and rewards we added would motivate people to take care of themselves and feel like they can work towards something. Being able to help people who are struggling was and is our main goal when we look at this project.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Danny Jimenez
👏 Library Technical Assistant III at New York Public Library — Emoti-Con Judge
The project was well thought out and presented. I really enjoyed the slides and how the navigation screens were shown. Mental health is very important and I like how you showcased the different ways that the app would let you vent. Amazing job!

Claire Nuñez
👏 Creative Director, IBM Security X-Force Cyber Range at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
This is such a cute project - I love the colors and branding you used and the ghost logo is adorable. I also like how you give the user the ability to do a variety of activities in the app. One big differentiator is the AI therapist. I think that is a unique aspect of your project especially as AI is more and more prevalent. Consider how you would get users who are skeptical of AI to trust that feature - some people get spooked by AI. Overall, congrats on your project - great job!

Rudy Bauer
👏 Director and Head of Enterprise HW Security Engineering at Dell Technologies — Emoti-Con Judge
This project includes multiple innovations worth praise.
1. The use of a soft (soothing) color palette. This will help someone calm down.
2. The use of a mascot (ghost). It relaxes and young users of the app will find it relatable.
3. Option to speak to an AI or Human therapist.

Nice job, recommend you continue to develop the application further

Feedback from the Community:

Angelysse 👏 a High School Student from Queens
I love the ghost as your logo!
Tesheni 👏 a High School Student from NYC
I adore this project. It means so much for your to create this app for people who struggle with mental health to be seen and heard. I love the design, it makes me feel calm, and willing to open up about whatever is in my heart. Overall, you worked so hard on this project, it will help so many people out there including myself!
Amisha. P 👏 a High School Student from Thomas A. Edison CTE High School
This app is very innovative and it is helpful to the user! I love the concept of this app and how it promotes mental health awareness.

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