Focusing on the effects of loneliness

Based on all the feedback from last week, we realised that we needed to be clear about exactly what kind of loneliness effects we wanted to mitigate, what specific type of people they were based on, and to think about how to achieve the relief. Zoya and Matt suggested that we could try to focus on underserved groups or specific situations.

Brainstorm of underserved groups & effect of loneliness (Made by David).
Target Audience & Effect of Loneliness (Made by Group).

New Idea — The Nostalgia Box

In new research in the literature, we have again found that nostalgia can help people combat loneliness. The emotion of nostalgia can help alleviate loneliness by enhancing people’s social relationships with their past, boosting social connections and positive emotions. It may be possible to generate nostalgia to help international students who are new to an unfamiliar environment/culture adapt better to their new surroundings.

Left: Inspiration of Nostalgic phone booth (Made by David); Right: Inspiration of The Nostalgia Box idea (Made by Sue & Damul).
The Nostalgia Box Concept (Draw by Sue, Texted by David).

Prototype & Speed Dating

The Nostalgia Box Simple Prototype (Made by Damul David & Sue).
Speed Dating Summary (Made by group).
Potential Direction: Adapting new environment (Made by Rikkie).



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