Primary Research – Unstructured Interview

Today I had the opportunity to speak to a member of staff at Sheffield Hallam's wellness centre who specialises in offering therapy to students suffering with mental health issues. The interview was unstructured, I did however prepare some questions and topics of conversation before hand. 01 - Consent Form Before we began it was important... Continue Reading →

Choosing Testomonies

I have selected three testimonies that I feel outline and describe an array of different scenarios that people feel emotionally and physically when coping with Social Anxiety Disorder on a daily basis. Zoe Sugg - International YouTube Sensation My first testimony comes from YouTuber Zoe Sugg a.k.a Zoella. Zoella is an international sensation and is... Continue Reading →

Research Ethics: Checklist for Approval

"Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do." - Potter Stewart Ethics is something that needs to be taken seriously when outlining and undertaking any form of primary research. Previously, I have discussed my proposal of using design probes and unstructured interviews to gain... Continue Reading →

Let’s just talk about mental health!

   Jessica Walsh's [2015] minimal, two frame gif is simple and very effective in delivering the widely unacknowledged fact that 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness during their lifetime and therefore shouldn't have this stigma attached to it.  12 Kinds of Kindness ‘12 Kinds of Kindness’ was a project undertaken by two self-described “self-centered... Continue Reading →

Primary Research: Probes and Interviews

Aims and Objectives The research aims to create a body of original work that will contribute to our understanding of Anxiety Disorder (AD). Using a cultural probe I will examine the differences between people who suffer with AD and those who do not. The probe encourages the participant to record actions and feelings intermittently throughout a... Continue Reading →

Creating a data set using secondary sources

“The act of sourcing, evaluating and analysing secondary sources can realise great insights for decision-makers. It is also vital to successful problem diagnosis, sample planning and collection of primary data.”  (Malhotra & Birks, 2006) I have collected a variety of trustworthy and reliable secondary sources to help me understand and engage with my problem space on... Continue Reading →

Understanding Anxiety

What is the difference between Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder? Anxiety? At some point in everyone's life they will experience the feeling of being anxious that might be from starting a new job, meeting someone for the first time or moving house etc. This feeling of fear and uneasiness is unpleasant but perfectly normal and is... Continue Reading →

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