- Mental Health
About this Project:
Our idea is based on what we saw the youth struggling with most, mental health. Our group asked all around the school to get a better idea of what students were going through but also what their knowledge was regarding mental health. We then discovered that while several students were familiar with mental health, they weren’t prioritizing their mental health. In the beginning, we just wanted to create an app that was a safe space for those struggling with mental health. However, while that was still our goal, we realized how influential social media is today and decided that we can include some aspects of social media which includes interacting with others through messaging, calling, etc. We realized how important it is to connect with others going through mental health issues which is why we decided to make it an app dedicated to mental health while allowing others to interact with each other.
Our app design is very straightforward in which firstly when you open the app, you may log in and then you will have several different options to explore, all relating to mental health such as articles, podcasts, a journal which will be locked to express your feelings but also to give one privacy. As mentioned before, we wanted to add aspects of a social media app so there will be an option to interact and find other people going through similar things you may be going through.
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If you were to take this project a step further, I would ask you to expand on how your app compares to other existing apps in this space, such as BetterHelp and Headspace. It seems to me that the social media aspect of it is the most unique piece. What would a customer journey look like that uses the chat with friends feature? Would you put protections in place to prevent cyber bullying? When would a customer chat with friends vs a mental health professional?
Again, great job team! The interface is beautiful, and I think the color scheme is really calming. I've recently heard that just imagining yourself in nature can impart some of the similar stress-reducing benefits of actually being in nature! So I appreciate the imagery of bamboo and pandas.
What I do all day at work?
I teach graphic design and help prepare students as they enter their professional careers! I love helping students prepare their portfolios, how to negotiate their salary and prepare for interviews, and tips for self promotion! Before starting my teaching career, I had worked in the graphic design industry for 20 years and started a reusable tote bag company along the way. I continue to work on projects as an independent designer. You can check out some of my work at hollytienken.design
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Types of work that I do
Visual Art & Design
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Animal Rights, Community Advocacy, Mental Health