Senior Design

Jordann S. | Product Design | Drexel University

I want to help substance abusers’ loved ones to understand and become aware of their illness in order to cope
with their disease and have self-empowerment.

This blog is for any information and updates relating to my senior project of the year 2013-2014. The goal is to help the social world in a huge way by making a small, but meaningful change.

ADDICTS = SUFFERERS
AFFECTED LOVED ONES = SUPPORTERS
The light shines to physically show other supporters that they are never alone in the fight against addiction.

The light shines to physically show other supporters that they are never alone in the fight against addiction.

Interacting with the light shows your progress in healing! Check out what each color symbolizes! Learn, Connect, and Heal together!

Interacting with the light shows your progress in healing! Check out what each color symbolizes! Learn, Connect, and Heal together!

NEW APP DESIGN! Learn, Connect, and Heal together!

NEW APP DESIGN! Learn, Connect, and Heal together!

3D printing my model!

3D printing my model!

Modeling

Modeling

App design for Supporum™

App design for Supporum

I noticed that the majority of supporters that are taking the initiative to get help (going to Al-Anon meetings, using a therapist, etc.) are over the age of 40.
According to addictions specialists and my secondary research, addiction develops during adolescence, which means the number of supporters in their adolescence is great, but they are receiving little to no help.
Therefore, my design focus is targeted towards (but not limited to) the younger demographic ranging between 18 and mid 30s.

I noticed that the majority of supporters that are taking the initiative to get help (going to Al-Anon meetings, using a therapist, etc.) are over the age of 40.

According to addictions specialists and my secondary research, addiction develops during adolescence, which means the number of supporters in their adolescence is great, but they are receiving little to no help.

Therefore, my design focus is targeted towards (but not limited to) the younger demographic ranging between 18 and mid 30s.