Meeting Users Where They Are: User-centered Design of an Automated Text Messaging Tool to Support the Mental Health of Young Adults
Rachel Kornfield, Jonah Meyerhoff, Hannah Studd, Ananya Bhattacharjee, Joseph Jay Williams, Madhu Reddy, David C. Mohr
CHI’22: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Session: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
Young adults have high rates of mental health conditions, but most do not want or cannot access formal treatment. We therefore recruited young adults with depression or anxiety symptoms to co-design a digital tool for self-managing their mental health concerns. Through study activities—consisting of an online discussion group and a series of design workshops—participants highlighted the importance of easy-to-use digital tools that allow them to exercise independence in their self-management. They described ways that an automated messaging tool might benefit them by: facilitating experimentation with diverse…
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