Product design activity as a process to develop a therapeutic toys for self-managed depression among adolescents

Muhammad Jameel, Mohamed Kamil and Gwendolyn, Ho Wan Ying and Mohd Najib, Abdullah Sani (2022) Product design activity as a process to develop a therapeutic toys for self-managed depression among adolescents. JOURNAL OF GRAPHIC ENGINEERING AND DESIGN, 13 (4). pp. 5-12. ISSN 2217-9860

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Adolescent mental health issues are on the rise, with rates rising from one in ten in 2011 to one in five in 2016. This issue was predicted to be one of the top causes of global disability by 2020. Hence, with the aim to develop a therapeutic toy for self-managed depression, this paper intends to elucidate the product design process based on the criteria of therapies practiced by patients to manage mild and moderate depression. Semi-structured inter- views were conducted with a clinical psychologist, three licensed counsellors, and six young depressive disorder patients as a methodology for gathering empirical data, which was then followed by the design process. The result of the interview indicates a multitude of design needs in self-managed depres- sion. Therefore, a few design criteria have been proposed and a set of the non-working models of the therapeutic toys was successfully developed as a proposal for potential future development and production. It is hoped that the outcome of the study exhibits the synchronization of the design thinking process inside the ergonomics ergo system framework in order to generate the design for the patient.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Depressive disorder, product design, adolescents, therapeutic toys, psychology.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Mohamed Kamil
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 01:53
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2022 01:53

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