Grounder

The Brief - Design and conceive a resource to help those suffering from Panic attacks, PTSD and mental health struggles. Focusing on simplifying pre-existing solutions, to create something more effective. The Solution - The Grounder app, where tinder technology meets mental health solutions. The App features a variety of grounding techniques, daily affirmations and guided breathing exercises. Swipe left and right through each technique, practice and favourite the ones that worked for you. So, when panic or anxiety does take over you have something specific to you, that you know will help. Relaxation your own way.

The App takes visual inspiration from a variety of different elements. Handwritten typefaces and imperfect, hand drawn illustrations are used throughout to give the App a personal feel.
The App is designed to be simple and easy to navigate. Featuring three sections, Grounding, Breathing and Motivation, so it is calming and easy to navigate in times of need.

Grounding brings your focus to what is happening to you physically rather than in your thoughts. A good way to recover from Panic attacks or flashbacks and can be done anywhere. There are so many grounding techniques that there is sure to be something that works for everyone.
Each grounding technique features a simple, hand drawn animation at its centre. Providing a focal point when practicing grounding, to keep the eyes open and the mind present. Alongside a simple description of each technique.
Swipe left for those that didn’t work, right for those that did and save for your favourites.

The App also features daily affirmations and motivation. Designed to be saved and downloaded, for screensavers or for around the home.
I decided to animate the App to demonstrate how the UI works, as well as how each of the illustrations are animated throughout.
The Grounder App is advertised through a series of posters. Focusing on the Apps main purpose, finding something that works for everyone, giving more choice and freedom.
I created a video to summarise and demonstrate the App. Giving further context into Grounding as well as show how the App can help improve your mental health.

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