Lowering Situational AnxietyShuwen Jiang
Anxiety has two sides. In some cases, it can help people plan, but in others, it can make people screw up. As a result, Jiang hopes to be able to design a wearable product that could be directly on people in a situation. Also, it will relate to three methods that could help people to relieve anxiety in those particular situations, which are making back straight, deep breathing, and scents. She will focus her product on a job interview in this situation, but it also could be used in other areas. Interviewees could use these three different ways when they are waiting for the interview or in the interview. Her goal is to help people confront their anxiety, not to avoid it or ignore it.
Shuwen Jiang is a graduate student in industrial design who graduated from Pratt Institute this year. She went to the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London as part of the GID (Global Innovation Design) program. As an industrial designer, Jiang pays more attention to how to find problems in her design. She tends to let the product speak for itself so that users can quickly understand and use it, rather than need to learn and explore through a long time to know how to use the product. At present, Jiang wants to learn more about psychology and continue to explore the relationship between products and users.