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November 2018 / App Design, UX/UI, Prototyping, & Vector Illustration

Approximately 1.2 Million youth in Canada are affected by mental illnesses, yet many of these youth will not be able to receive the proper treatment that can be a great benefit to them, or will know how to effectively cope with with the emotions that they are going through. The Hero app aims to raise awareness around this issue, as well as provide help to youth affected by the most common mental illnesses such as: stress, anxiety, O.C.D, A.D.H.D., and depression

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This app recommends some tools, exercises, and activities to help users of the app cope with their feelings and overwhelming emotions. Users will be able to solve puzzles, complete tasks, and help citizens, with the guidance of the 5 heroes associated per their specific mental illness. In participating in this app, users can discover just how brave they really are, and use this bravery and strength, when faced with any of the the challenges that come with the mental illnesses. Ultimately, through this app, youth will discover that the greatest hero- is the one within themselves.

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In the making of this app, much research was done on colour psychology to determine which colour is best associated, or commonly associated with the chosen mental illnesses that this app addresses. Additionally, as it is targeted toward, youth (such as in middle schools, high schools, or even colleges) this app has a simple, colourful, and friendly theme to engage youth. All vector graphics and App Screens were designed in Adobe Illustrator, and a prototype of the app was created in Adobe XD.

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