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“Open Talk With The Maskers”

Creators: Angelina, Lola, Mjalta, Nada, Polina, Eva and Daniela
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey
Type of Project:
  • Coding,
  • Game Design,
  • UX/UI Design
Themes of Project:
  • Mental Health
Open Talk

About this Project:

We were doing research on who suffers most of mental health, and we decided that designing an app that helps people with their mental health issues. Our process of creating our app is that we had to think of an engaging name and that we should have as a simple app for people to use, and we had topics that people most suffer of such as bullying, friends, family, etc. In order to help others.

In this app, we will talk about mental health and how you can maintain it. Maintaining mental health is important. This app can also relieve your negativity and stress. Well, hopefully.
We did a lot of research and came up with questions to interview mental health professionals to find out important information about adolescent mental health. We then brainstormed and finally designed an app to address these issues.

Our app is still a work in progress, but there are several links to help with teen mental health. We decided on several specific links for bullying, family issues, meditation and yoga and talk. We felt these would help with specific needs for teens and there is also a “chill out” section for time out to just play relaxing games.

Project Media


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More About this Project

We have uploaded our photos for our initial design. As we described, this is a work in progress. We lost a month of time creating our app due to our GWC club being cancelled while our teacher was out on jury duty. We tried our best to finish it up, but we would also add more images and details in the finished product if we had more time.

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Program Manager at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
What an amazing app design! I was immediately drawn to the pixel-style fonts and colors, which made me feel like this app was designed for youth! Great job with your style guide. This app is very needed in today's society; mental health awareness and youth advocacy have been increasing over the past few years, so space for youth specifically to talk about their mental health struggles or engage in info/resources surrounding the topic, is amazing! I'm very curious as to what features or new developments you would create given unlimited time and resources. overall, phenomenal job!

👏 UX Design Manager at Samsung Electronics — Emoti-Con Judge
Amazing work! The presentation slide was a well-executed and engaging way to narrate a project. I am glad you narrowed the user audience to teens and tried to find the user's needs through your design process. Your app feature has great potential to support teens' mental health. If you want to continue to develop the idea, check out the Netflix series Headspace - Guide to Meditation. Keep rocking!

👏 IT Infrastructure Support at ArcherPoint — Emoti-Con Judge
I love your desire to help others and highlight the importance of maintaining mental health.
Your proactive approach to data collecting and the inclusion of specific topics is fantastic and shows great consideration for the diverse needs and problems teenagers face daily. It would be helpful to explain how the app addresses each of the mentioned topics, such as whether it provides educational content, resources, or interactive tools.
Overall you have great potential to make a positive impact on the mental well-being of a lot of people

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