We began by working to understand the issue, by analyzing academic sources and conducting interviews with on-campus experts.
With a solid understanding of our issue, we worked conceptualizing a tangible solution to it through the form of a mobile app.
After determining the best functions and features of the app, I designed a prototype to demonstrate its uses to our audience.
The user experience begins with a daily mental health check-in. In our research of personal mental health management, keeping a daily condition log can allow one to have a better understanding of their own mental health, which will make it easier to communicate with mental health professionals if they choose to visit one.
When the app is first configured by the user, they will be able to connect the app with a University of their choice. Doing this will personalize the generated content, including a calendar of local events. If the user were to set up an appointment with an on-campus mental health professional it would appear here, and notify the user when the date approaches.
One of the most important features of the CampusMind app is the resource bank, which displays a list of on-campus and university-sponsored resources available to students. Through search features and filter tools, the user would be able to easily navigate the resource bank depending on their needs.