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FAMILYJAR

Team project(5 designers),2018

Client: Alpha Telefonica

Role: User research, Prototyping, Ideation, Journey mapping 

Tutor: Nicolas 

Shortlisted by Alpha

FamilyJar is a safe cloud environment where each family member chooses when and what digital content they share - such as a favourite song, an interesting news article of a photo from a fantastic meal out. Powered by machine learning, FamilyJar encourages the sharing of relevant and engaging content amongst family members, resulting in a curated “Family Feed”. We aim to support the agency of all users, encourage healthy digital privacy and nurture positive interfamily relationships.

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Research

Loneliness is directly related to mental health. Young people in the UK are more digitally connected than ever before but potentially at the expense of their inter-family relationships.

Loneliness is a thread among young people. 16-24-year-olds experience loneliness more often and more intensely than any other age group. Around 55,000 people took part in the survey, making it the largest of its kind in the world.

Loneliness is not simply the result of someone’s personality or character; it’s vital to acknowledge contributors to loneliness such as health and economic status.

Loneliness is the negative emotions that accompany a discrepancy between one’s desired and achieved levels of social relations.

 Youth workers report that young people don’t generally actively seek help for loneliness, either through not identifying it themselves or not wanting to admit it.

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Challenge

Young people are more digitally connected than ever before but potentially at the expense of their

inter-family relationships. For example, Sam, a 17 years old from London, experiences a high level of satisfaction from his digital life but he alienates and cuts out his parents. Tina, Sam's mum, would like to be more involved in Sam's life because she worries about him. And how can we build and nurture inter family relationships as a way to build overall mental health resilience?

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Insights

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Lack of Empathy

Resilience

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Relationship 

Empahty between family members directly influences the development of meaningful relationships.

The best interactions are those based on the recognition of emotions and not on the devaluations of emotions. 

It is important parents pay attention to the emotional behaviour displayed by their children. It is the quality of teenagers' close relationship that matter.

HOW MIGHT WE CONNECT FAMILY MEMBERS AND SUPPORT THEM TO BUILD HEALTHY DIGITAL RELATIONSHIPS?

Life cycle

Prototyping

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