Mindful

2016

Mindful

Overview
Mental illness can be an uncomfortable subject to approach, and something that people are unwilling to talk about. In addition, those with mental illnesses are often stigmatized or treated unfairly due to their diagnoses.

Mindful is an interactive, data-driven infographic aimed to change that. Through the application, users can view a list of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and find out how widespread each one is, who is most often affected, and the types of treatment options available.
Output
The output of this project is an interactive display; users can navigate through the application using touch gestures. The target demographic is college students, so the display is designed to be placed in heavily-tracked areas on college campuses. It will function primarily as a learning tool, but also as a way to bring people together and foster conversation about mental illness. Students can see others using the installation, and may get curious and want to try it out for themselves.
Moodboard
I wanted the application to have a light, atmospheric, and comforting aesthetic. It would provide the user with a sense of calm and ease as they navigate through the infographic. UI elements are simple and non-intrusive so as not to detract from the information.
Wireframes
Visual Comps
Next Steps
In the future I plan on adding to the prototype and fully realizing some of the other features of the app, including the map and comparison views, in order to showcase more content. I’d also like to explore how this information could be presented on different devices (mobile, tablet) in order to reach more users.
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