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Games 4 Therapy

Keep It! Is an iPhone application, that attempts to in a playful way fight against harmful thoughts of people that are recovering from a psychosis, in situations with lots of stimuli.

The application helps the users to structure their thoughts, creating a mind map, and tries to re-orientate the user on a more positive/healthy way of thinking by providing him questions and messages that he can answer writing a note, or just thinking about it. The mood and intensity of the thought (pattern) that is bothering the user is actively portrayed in the interface of the app in order to make the actual process more playful; the user needs to make a color bar, that is representing the bothering thought, disappear from the back of the screen.

Keep It! Is an application in development. The usability still requires further collaboration with mental health professionals. The project has been created by designers and any of the assumptions that the project proposes should be taken only as ideas to be tested.

Contact person: project coach Marco van Hout

Commissioner: Arkin corporate

With the support of: Lectorate Games & Play


Gerdjan van Hagen - Game Developer
Matias Daporta - Concept Developer
Sebastiaan Broek - Researcher
Susana Passinhas - Interaction Designer
Marco van Hout - Coach/ Project Manager

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Booklet Keep it!