Campus Confidence Culture tried to understand what the causes of stress are and how measures can be taken to mitigate them. Through their research they had insight into the fact that stress is often caused through self-confidence issues. Thus, they looked at ways to increase student motivation and confidence.
Team Lead: Christian Manaog Other Members: Umang Bhatt, Christie Chang
Human-Centered Design Process
define target problem spaces
How Can We's that define problem spaces to research
How can we encourage students to seek help if they need it?
How can we better help students handle their stress?
How can we encourage students to engage in a healthier lifestyle?
How can we expand awareness about stress culture?
How can we help students manage their time better?
How can we help people de-stress in a healthy way?
Initial knowledge and assumptions
Students who are stressed are overworked with school/solely school-related things
Stress interferes with daily activities
Every student has a way to handle their stress
Stigma against people seeking help (therapy)
understand your problem spaces
Empathize with stakeholders through personas or stories
Christie: When I didn’t use a planner in high school, I found myself getting overwhelmed with both academics and extracurriculars. By using a planner now, I am able to organize/manage my time.
Christian: Athletics helped get me through high school; If I ever got stressed from tests or deadlines, I would always feel better
Key insights from additional research
80 percent say they frequently or sometimes experience daily stress
34 percent have felt depressed at some point in the past three months
13 percent have been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as an anxiety disorder or depression
9 percent have seriously considered suicide in the past year