HELPING PATIENTS TO PROCESS
This was my thesis project for an MA degree in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art. I began with design research—interviewing several people in depth who identify as female and as chronically ill.
None of the women I spoke to were concerned with the problems that digital health products typically address (such as symptom tracking). Instead, they expressed how emotionally challenging and socially alienating it is to have an illness that will never go away. They all spoke about their experience in terms of grief in its various stages. My challenge was to solve for this gutting emotional experience using graphic design.