BDD App

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental illness. People constantly worry about the way they look and think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day. The Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC) asked the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HVA) for support to create an app that helps patients to visualise their status to prevent relapse.

Growth is central to the app we have designed. The patient is taking care a plant visualisation with flowers. By sending positive and stimulating messages, the patient does not feel that he has to do something. The more flowers there are on the plant, the more active the patient is with the app and the better it goes.

The main focus of the project was creating a positive user experience. The final designs are validated with patients who where being treated at the AMC.