Young adults are constantly stressed due to issues such as career transitions and relationship problems. There is research that shows nature can help us destress. But, we do not associate nature with urban cities and find ourselves deprived of nature. In this project, we explore personalized and context-aware design solutions to find and experience nature in urban cities better. The solution makes nature-based activities more accessible and easier to integrate into everyday life and provide a preventative approach to stress and anxiety by building daily habits for mental well-being.
Students in Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary MS in Human-Computer Interaction program do multiple group class projects, and a capstone individual project. Some projects are presented as part of other labs listed here; others are showcased in the MS-HCI Project Lab.
The two-year program spans four schools: Industrial Design; Interactive Computing; Literature, Media and Communications (Digital Media Program); and Psychology. Approximately 50 new students enroll each fall semester.