Mynd is an exploration into creating awareness and support for those who live with ADHD. Adult ADHD is not an openly discussed topic, making those who live with it feel they cannot share their diagnosis.
After extensive research, I found that there are not many outlets for those with ADHD to talk, share their stories or ask for advice. Therefore, I created the app ‘Mynd’ – an app where people with ADHD or those supporting loved ones with ADHD can track their mindsets, create productive to-do lists, read articles about their condition and talk to like-minded people about their lives or any advice. The ability to be able to use this app to communicate with friends and family about how we are feeling and to track emotions allows the user to feel more in control, creating a healthier lifestyle.
To bring awareness to not only the app but the condition, I created five posters depicting five typical mindsets of a person with ADHD – burnt out, restless, anxious, overstimulated and calm. I wanted these posters to be explicitly imagery so the viewer can interpret the posters in the way they feel is right.
These posters were each accompanied by a zine containing information that teaches the neurotypical what each mindset is, how the neurodiverse feel and how to help someone who is struggling with each mindset. On the back of each zine, there is information about a local charity called ADHD Aware. This charity has supported me in the development of the app, sharing information about what their charity does and how I could help them by creating my apps and zines.