So I just got started with my PhD in Design (actually it’s video games, I’ll be researching about video games and mental health), and first up, it’s related literature reviews (may also include some gray literature, and playing games). Before I get started, actually, I already started and I downloaded 70+ PDFs of related literature and I need to organize them and read and highlight … Continue reading Reading Related Literature with Mendeley
The continuation of my Apps series, but this time focused more on video games. This will also be an ongoing series as I go down my literature review rabbit hole.Continue reading “Games that can help with your mental health [Part 1]”
Shadow’s Edge is described as “game designed and developed for the sole purpose of supporting young patient’s emotional health, connecting players to themselves and their peers in similar situations in a meaningful and fun way”. The game is set in Shadow’s Edge, and at the start of the game you can see colorful graffiti on the wall (I’m getting Melbourne vibes). But a storm pretty … Continue reading Game Review: Shadow’s Edge
ReachOut Orb is an interactive game for teaching well-being to Year 9 and 10 students. In the game, you enter a world where a negative force known that drained color from the world and you must return color to the world. So you go around the world solving this Pacman like puzzles, talking to people and solving their problems. I like how it tries to … Continue reading Game Review: ReachOut Orb
It’s April 1, which means it’s April Fools and I have spent a month in China (I can probably say that I’m officially moving to China and you won’t believe me. I’m not, so far).
China and its technology always gave me a Black Mirror vibe and I was quite excited to be immersed in it all. Here are just some of the apps that I downloaded while I’m here.Continue reading “Apps I Downloaded in China”
I am spending more than a month in Shanghai and I decided to scout some visiting exhibits and see if it’s worth it for my sisters to visit (because they are quite pricey, and since Shanghai has almost the same number of the whole of Australia, places tend to be really crowded on weekends). I have never actually been to a Yayoi Kusama exhibit before, … Continue reading Visiting Exhibits in Shanghai – Yayoi Kusama and teamLab
This is a continuation of my post about apps that can help with your mental health. The first post focused more on peer to peer support apps, while this post will focus more on apps that provide tools that can help you manage some mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression. Some of these apps have the peer to peer support element as well. 1. … Continue reading Apps that can help with your mental health [Part 2]
I haven’t written app feature or review posts in a while. Even though I use the term app, I will also include some websites.
I’ve been working on my own platform but I’m taking longer that I expected because of my own personal issues.
So in the mean time, here are some that are pretty great. There are two general types of apps, consumer apps that are based on peer to peer support, and apps aims to help you cope with mental illness and improve your overall well-being.Continue reading “Apps that can help with your mental health [Part 1]”
Photo apps are now a dime a dozen, and Picmoji is one of them. Picmoji is a photo app that allows you to add stickers to your pictures. The stickers that they offer are adorable, drawn in a thick outline style. Unfortunately, I’m not sure where I’ll apply them. The sticker categories are quite random, like weather, gadgets, buildings or clothes. It also has a … Continue reading PicMoji
Jelly Glutton is your run-the-mill match-3 game, similar to Candy Crush Saga. All you have to do is to make matches while fulfilling the objective to pass each level. Levels have different objectives, in some you need to reach a certain number of points, in others clear jellies in the same fashion as Candy Crush, and in others you need to make specified matches a … Continue reading Jelly Glutton
7 Little Children Every night, the teacher closes the lights and locks up the nursery for the day. After the lights are closed and the nursery is locked, six little children will file out of the two closets in two straight lines. The girls from the closet on the right in one line, and the boys in the closet on the left in the other … Continue reading Constructing a Story: Advanced Visual Storytelling
Photo Caption Apps, apps that literally just put, well, captions or text on photos. I think it’s those emo/inspirational quotes all over Tumblr that inspired these text over photo meme(?) thing. So a seemingly simple purpose, actually has quite a few apps that are dedicated solely to it. I went to Beitou, Taiwan today and took a couple of pictures, and placed a couple of … Continue reading Photo Caption Apps