Snewz is an application that provides mindful distractions to its users to combat the overconsumption and over-saturation of stressful news media. It allows users to stay informed about the world around them, while simultaneously monitoring their consumption and helping them cope with their stressors.
I was surprised by how relevant this thesis project became. I was in the process of working on this project amidst the COVID 19 outbreak in the US. I thought that the project would be relevant around the 2020 election in the fall, but had no idea how often I’d be stressed out by the news and need some sort of positive escape much sooner than that. It really put how important and influential design is into perspective. I learned that my work, could make a real difference.