With the slide submission deadline for our end of semester presentation fast approaching, I thought it best to take 20 minutes to write down exactly what I’ve done over the last 65 days of my honours project under three sections – People, Design, Technology
- Interviewed the University of Dundee counselling service twice about how they treat anxiety.
- Spoke to three individuals who have different forms of anxiety
- A: Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- B: Sporadic Episodes of Anxiety
- C: Anxiety/Depression (Interviewed twice)
- Email exchanges with Mental Health Foundation
- Email exchanges with Quynh Pham
- Winner of the Janice Sinson Research Award for research conducted into using apps to combat panic attacks.
- Distributed a survey on the place of private communication technologies in young people’s lives
- Attended a course run by the University of Dundee counselling service called “Living Life To The Full” – an introduction to basic understanding of anxiety/depression & CBT techniques
- Read “Visual CBT” & “The Little CBT Workbook”
- Kickstarting my understanding of ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’
- Monitored the subreddit /r/anxiety to understand how people who have anxiety speak to each other about their issues.
- As recommended by the counselling service, honed in on young people in transitional states of their lives – Gender non-specific, but thinking about focusing on young males who are underrepresented in the support systems.
- Investigated the neurological issues at play during the transition from adolescence to adulthood
- Given the importance of self-understanding and recognition, I focused on looking at messaging and digital communication
- Started considering using a metaphor to bridge the gap in time based data visualisation
- Weather Systems
- “there’s a storm brewin'” – How the weather is reported
- Stress/anxiety related keywords could make the seismograph needle spike
- Touching base with the evangelist team at Twilio to see if they could help me out with some credit for the project.
- Looking at IFTTT Do
- Able to quickly record place and time on a smart phone.
- Bought a Raspberry Pi Zero
- Could be used for a physical data visualisation portion of the project. Perhaps paired with a thermal printer