Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2019

Sarah Kim
Moment

There are two stages in postpartum depression: baby blues and postpartum depression. Baby blues is common for mothers after giving birth and lasts up to two weeks. If the depression persists for a certain amount of time, it is then considered postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can be helped with therapy, but if left untreated, the depression can go on for years. Postpartum depression can lead and to child neglect with symptoms like thoughts of harming yourself or your child and difficulty bonding with your child. Up to one in seven women experience postpartum depression in the United States every year.

Moment targets young single moms who are going through postpartum depression. It is an app with wearable technology that focuses on the emotional well being of both child and mother. A personalized smart bracelet is worn by both mother and child to measure heart rate. Both the mother and child’s bracelets sync to the app on the mother’s phone when in a certain proximity of each other. If both pulses rise to a dangerous level of BPM, an alert is sent to mother. The app tracks the incident and asks the mother if the incident falls within certain categories. The mother makes a voice recording of the incident, then the app provides the mother with tips and suggestions to help the mother in the given situation. The impact I am aiming for is to help new mothers be more aware of their actions and have them pause before things get dangerous.

Yasmeen AlAyoub

Maria Badasian

Jenny Barroll

Bhavika Bhatia

Leehe Bok

Lauren April Brady

Elisa Bustos

Gabrielle Cantamessa

Jo Castanon

Ana Sofia Murillo Cernicchiaro

Sherleen Chen

Tiange Chen

Dahee Choi

Carol Chong

Olivia Chow

Matthew Chu

Lily Clempson

Analuisa Corrigan

Gaurika Dalal

Iyana Martin Diaz

Sylvia Epstein

Maria Farah

Vitoria Schweitzer Fiore

Jamie Fong

Bentzion Goldman

Sarah Hennessy

Irene Hernandez-Gaona

Sara Hilany

Allen Hu

Gufeng Huang

Julia Isman

Erika Jaquez

Moonnyung Jo

Adam Johansen

Souraya Jureidini

Cynthia Kamata-Banks

Zarrin Karimi

Ta Suranart Kasitipradit

Anastasia Khadivi

Peggy S. Khammanotham

Jiwon Kim

Minhae Kim

Sarah Kim

Soyeon (Chloe) Kim

Soyeon Kim

Esther Klingbiel

Rose Kramer

Clare Lagomarsino

Julia Lassen

Chloe Lee

Jahyun Lee

Nicole Lee

Ye Eun Alison Lee

Leqi Liang

Chia Ying Lin

Chih-Yi Lin

Eric Lish

Clarissa Losciale

Eileen Lu

Cobey Lusinger

Maria Magnani

Miguel Marcos

Gaebrielle McIntosh

Sarah McNutt

Mitali Mehta

Vincent Merle

Mitali Nopany

Eugene Ong Bang Jun

Diana Pak

Seongjin Park

Holly Parkin

Annika Phillips

Olimpia Pignatti-Morano

Marie Poncin

Jin Qian

Jack Rieger

Kenisha Bijoux Rullan

Joshua Ryan

Bushra Sarker

Amy Schultz

Nico Siy

Leah Slava

Demi Isabela Straulino

Anisha Subberwal

Erica Tagliarino

Cristina Cepeda Thielmann

Elisa Tordjmann

Kyle Tranquilli

Yasemin Varlik

Varun Vig

Diana Vivar

Abby Wang

Yifei Wang

Yuqi Wang

Coco Wohrle

Angela Yang

Stella Yen

Tiffany Ying

Ingrid Yiu

Kyle Yu

Celestine Yuan

Seoyoung Yun

Maria Zabolotnaya

Amanda Zaldivar

Yinglin Zeng

Junhao Zhang

Limber Lingya Zhang

Haitong Zheng

Karolina Zuchowski