“Play is not just mindless entertainment, but an essential way of engaging with, and learning about, the world and ourselves”
'Step Back' was an early interface concept developed as part of my Honours project – ‘From Ludic to Lucid’, awarded First Class Honours at the Queensland University of Technology in the field of Interactive and Visual Design. This project explored the question: How can the goal-oriented experience of e-mental health information seeking be reimagined through the lens of play to intrinsically engage emerging adults? This prototype was created in response to this question and tested by young people. Ultimately a different concept was selected, however positive responses to the design of this interface informed the development of the project.
This video demonstrates a typical user journey throughout the interface on a desktop device, as an initial proof of concept.