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Toward empowerment : screening prolonged grief disorder in the first six months of bereavement

March 23rd, 2018 Comments off

PhD thesis by Wan Jou She

Previous bereavement-related literature indicated that around one out of ten (9.8%) bereaved individuals could suffer from a more severe and protracted grief, entitled Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder (PCBD) in the DSM-V, or Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) in ICD-11. To precisely differentiate the prolonged grievers from the normal grievers, a minimum six months is required, and to offer psychotherapeutic intervention to normal grievers indifferently could instead hamper their natural coping mechanism. The fact conicts with the fact that the severely maladapted grievers might need psychotherapeutic support in a more timely manner, and might even benefit from earlier intervention. This dilemma indicates that there is a need for a screening method in the first six months of bereavement.

Based on the above discussion, the objective of the thesis is to develop a screening method for prolonged grief disorder that is empirically tested and can be embedded in an internet-based
application.

W. J. She, Toward empowerment : screening prolonged grief disorder in the first six months of bereavement, PhD Thesis, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2018.
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Increase product appreciation with Augmented Reality

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[FBP by Trudie Bosse]

By using Augmented Reality, I tried to increase product appreciation by consumers. For my client Waar, I designed a system wherein users learn about the production of chocolate. In a store, they can download an app, and with this app, they can see the production process projected on a cabinet which displays chocolate. The concept was very positively received by the Client and by participants of user tests. Although the app does have some points of improvement, it works on a fundamental level.

T. Bosse, Increase product appreciation with Augmented Reality, FBP Report, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2018.
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Community Makers

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[FBP project by Linde van Beers]

Community Makers is a platform that has as a goal to grow, strengthen and connect communities of people who are actively improving their environments. They can use the app to start projects and find collaborators, both in their own social media network and in their physical neighbourhood. The app helps manage the project with a shared task list and asks project members to take pictures throughout the process regularly. From these pictures, it creates a time-lapse video of the project being built up from the ground. Providing a nice memento that can also be shared to inspire others. This video is an important feature as it both helps strengthen intrinsic motivators such as pride and sense of accomplishment and contributes towards getting even more people enthusiastic about improving their neighbourhoods.

L. van Beers, Community Makers, FBP Report, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2018.
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