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Sprite Catcher: A Handheld Self Reflection and Mindfulness Tool for Mental Healthcare

Barker, Matthew and van der Linden, Janet (2017). Sprite Catcher: A Handheld Self Reflection and Mindfulness Tool for Mental Healthcare. In: TEI '17: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, ACM, New York, pp. 419–425.

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Abstract

This paper describes the rationale behind the ongoing development of Sprite Catcher - a handheld, tangible interactive tool for treating depression and anxiety. The current design, which is intended to encourage the user to practice self-reflection and mindfulness, is the product of participatory design conducted with counsellors from a local mental health charity and with a university psychology researcher. Through a review of previous work in this area, a description of a use scenario and an overview of the design's functions and concepts, we illustrate where the project is heading and which research questions we aim to respond to.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-4676-6, 978-1-4503-4676-4
Extra Information: Presented at the Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, 20-22 Mar 2017, Yokohama, Japan.
Keywords: tangible; reflection; mindfulness; depression; mental healthcare; wellbeing; embodied interaction
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 53034
Depositing User: Matthew Barker
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2018 17:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 19:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53034
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