mental health

Real Monsters (pt. 1) by Toby Allen: Mental disorders in form of “monsters”.

Real Monsters by Toby Allen: Mental disorders in form of “monsters”. BPD: “The borderline personality disorder is one of the most delicate but perhaps most sinister of monsters. The gather is small swarms around their victims and use pheromones to heighten the emotions of said victim, before feeding off on the emotion itself. They feed upon …

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The Real Monsters (pt. 2) – Reborn

Along the lines of trolls/monsters in all of us, this brings a visage to internal mental workings. The Real Monsters are reborn!  Upon getting so much attention for my previous designs, I wanted to redesign the monsters and develop the concept a little more. You’ll notice most of the monsters have subtle alterations and the …

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Mood Miner

Mood Tracking

This speculative design project was about the idea the we have many digital indicators that reflect our emotional state. Depressed people tend to use certain “junk” words (see Pennebaker’s work), so these known algorithms could detect emotional state from email or social media statuses/tweets/etc. Likewise, quantified self data could be used to detect certain emotional …

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