Pre-Study Workshop

This week the TIDE researchers hosted a pre-study workshop to gauge interest and get university student feedback on plans for a mobile application and the SMS survey. We received a lot of positive feedback and even developed a preliminary idea for a logo to use with the project. The three participants brought unique perspectives on the stigma of depression and realistic views on how and where college students look for resources.

Currently, Sara and I are working on submitting a proposal to IRB for the real study and reflecting on what we can improve for hosting workshops like this in the future. The plan currently is to provide less guidance so that the participants can be more creative, and spend less time doing general depression brainstorming and more time on specific topics more related to the project.