WALKER – A self-care tool for creative introspection

Spors, Alexa Velvet (2017) WALKER – A self-care tool for creative introspection. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

Current mental health applications tend to translate traditional approaches into the digital space – without fully tapping into the potential of the devices they are being run on. As practise-led research, this study examines the feasibility of creating a playful and creative mental health application that recognises this potential. Informed by an exploration of power in therapeutic technology and participatory design principles, WALKER is a user-generated collaborative artwork and tool for self-care that operates outside the clinical paradigm of “mental illness”.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: art therapy, self-care, self-help, user empowerment, humanistic psychology, HCI in sensitive spaces, CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy
Depositing User: Gonzalez-Orbegoso, Mrs Carolina
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 12:20
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 14:16
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48560

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