u&i

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A mental wellness toolkit made for u&i.

Adolescent mental illness has risen significantly in the past decade, with many reasons relating to increased time spent with technology. After surveying and interviewing a number of teenagers, my thesis forms a physical toolkit, u&i, that allows adolescents to take a break from the digital world and reminds them that mental health is a journey of building blocks that they are not alone in. The kit includes customizable tools that incorporate touch and intimacy, helping teens destress, self-reflect, and talk about their mental wellness.

© 2020 Emily Zhang