In an advanced interactive design course taken Winter 2018, students made websites addressing the prompt "design for diversity." Creative interpretations of "diversty" were invited. I focused on neurodiversity, and the diversity of needs for mentally ill and neurodiverse individuals, as well as the diversity of self-care practices that people in Davis employ.
I collected Davis-specific self-care suggestions and strategies, and separated them into three energy levels: low, medium, and high. Often, literature about self-care doesn’t take into account that many individuals in desperate need of self-caring practices don’t have the energy to perform many potentially healing actions. Depression and many anxiety disorders are often accompanied by fatigue, which can make self-care exhausting. For this project, I worked with MapBox, and conducted a number of user tests to determine the best color scheme and layout for the website. Click here to visit LocalCare.