Physical Anxiety Box - LadyBeard Mind Launch

The LadyBeard team created a walk in box designed for people to stick up their anxieties inside. It is a very simple idea but having people inside it sparked light hearted conversations about anxiety that wouldn't be had in other contexts. 

I would like to create an anxiety box of a similar description but with two stages. Firstly the collection of anxieties in the normal manner, then a stage after that for people to attempt to imagine solutions for the anxieties or ways for people to feel better. Fantasy ideas anything goes!

I would need to make a movable box to put in a good location. library foyer probably. 

Cultural Probe

I would like to create a cultural probe to explore the positive aspects of mental health and different ways of visualising mental health. This could be on a personal level, (how does your illness look, colour, shape etc) or on a larger scale (how does mental health look to you in this situation, e.g. An accountancy firm).

Cultural probes (or design probes) is a technique used to inspire ideas in a design process. It serves as a means of gathering inspirational data about people's lives, values and thoughts. The probes are small packages that can include any sort of artifact (like a map, postcard, camera or diary) along with evocative tasks, which are given to participants to allow them to record specific events, feelings or interactions. The aim is to elicit inspirational responses from people, in order to understand their culture, thoughts and values better, and thus stimulate designer's imaginations

Below are some ideas for making a cultural probe.

Happy Salt Rice - Good Hearts Don't Make Good Arts

This is an image made called 'Happy Salt Rice'. The idea is use your sadness to create something good. This isn't always easy but in the subject of creativity maybe you can make some good arts cuz hey everyone knows good hearts don't make good arts.

Below is an image by my friend Will Francis a fellow designer and illustrator, this drawing highlights the idea of sad people making good creative stuff. With a lovely rhyme. Lovely.