Designing Digital Media for Mental Health

Recording: Designing Digital Media for Mental Health, Mar 13, 2019


How do we best design digital environments and the supporting algorithms to enhance our mental health and well being? Technologies -- from simple mobile apps to sophisticated AI -- offer powerful, cost-effective tools with evidence based protocols to alleviate emotional distress. They have the potential to reshape the healthcare industry. But critics publicize the nasty impact of social media on mental health; ethical scandals play with our emotions and talks of surveillance capitalism make us question how our data is being used. This session presents a framework calibrating the research needs of a psychologist with the design considerations of a global product designer.

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Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Dual
Event Type: Session
Track: Design
Level: Intermediate
Online: Slides