The graduation project was done as part of Mann Mela, a transmedia public engagement project that focuses on adolescent and youth mental health in India. The project looks at understanding the current state of mental health awareness in India, the factors that have shaped it and the overarching issues that lie within. The project explores the potential use of new media and play by juxtaposing play, art, and technology. To raise awareness, facilitate dialogue, share lived experiences of people and address broader conversations around mental health for youth in India to help reduce stigma, amplify mental health awareness, and encourage help-seeking behaviour among the youth.
Keywords: design for mental health, play and new media, play experience design, transmedia storytelling, travelling museum