Brave Faces - Adobe Creative Jam
I developed this prototype concept in Adobe’s 2017 Creative Jam in Washington, DC, and then fine-tuned the design after the event. My teammate and I had three hours to come up with a prototype addressing the theme “Better Together.” (Our prototype tied in third for the "People's Choice" award.)
The interaction starts when User A logs on to talk to someone about how they’re feeling.
This initial check-in screen draws on the approach of mental health apps - even the act of naming what you’re feeling can help you to feel better.
User A’s message is sent to other users online who are approved to help.
User B accepts User A’s message and receives a prompt to help him.
User A and User B’s interaction is short but meaningful – allowing them to connect authentically as User B uses past experiences to suggest an action that could help User A.
At the same time, all aspects of either user’s identity is kept hidden.
The moment of delight occurs when both users learn who is on the other side of the screen. By learning about another’s identity after already connecting on a human level, users can begin to rethink stereotypes and relate to those whom they wouldn’t otherwise.