I have reached a point in my project where I feel that my understanding of the subject of depression has become the very reason I am anxious to start designing for it. The strong hold that this negative power takes on many different people, all with their own complexities and stories, leaves you thinking what difference can you make? However, it has always been clear to me that people have to help themselves in the end, but we can do a whole lot to support the people in our lives who struggle living day to day.
Once again, the project is not a fix-it solution. This is an exploration on how we approach the illness, how we can offer support and maybe challenge the way people can help themselves. This area has long been a taboo, especially within design, with very little sign of attention, and consequentially, innovation. In which case, I should shed the fear of failure and be confident that people can take my ideas and hopefully challenge and build on them.