“ I am … Fine”
// Class: Major Studio 1
// Instructor: Richard The
I am exploring the culture effect on depression within immigrant community (specifically Chinese international student group), because I want to find out how to improve the Chinese students’ wellbeing with design and technology.
1.How can design and technology address the stigmatization of depression in immigrant (Chinese) communities?
2. Which tools can help people with depression specifically in these communities?
Concept Statement \
Empathy Rocks: Passersby are encouraged to express their feelings by writing what is weighing them down, or to place small rocks as a sign of empathy with others.
“The Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS), more commonly known as the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, was created to do just that. This tool helps us measure the stress load we carry, and think about what we should do about it”.
Concept 1 Goal
Open a public discussion and create a health environment for self-expression of struggle and stress. / Build a better and stronger understanding and connection within the community. / Show and reveal a hidden side of this new and unfamiliar community of America society.
Chinese International Student / Parents / People in general
Create a self-reflection tool for Chinese international students by renovating the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale by adding Chinese culture contest.