Mood Indicator Cup


This mood indicator cup is designed during a partnership with the National Alliance of Mental Illness. This cup visually acts as a mediator between people to facilitate relationships. Many people managing mental health diagnoses experience bad days that they don't feel like themselves. This cup helps the user to subtly show people how he/she feels without having the obligation to talk about it. The outer layer of the cup can be twisted to reveal the mood indicating image beneath it. Language is a symbolic system; it's an ineffective one when the meaning or the feeling is not commonly understood. This design is not aimed to solve the state of mental illness, but to give the person living with mental health diagnoses more support from family, friends, and coworkers. 

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