Session: Conquering general anxiety and panic attacks: Designer's point of view
Some people will have no more than a handful of panic attacks throughout their lifetime. Others won’t be so fortunate, with panic attacks that recur several times a month or a week or even a day. Which could eventually, if not handled properly and on time, turn into a panic disorder.
Knowing this, we can safely assume that this affects heavily one's life, one's career and just in general one's well being, not to mention any social activities. After all, your life gently turns into a circle of being afraid of being afraid, while trying to cope with everyday activities and succeed in life, somehow.
How does all of this come down to a designer's point of view at all?
Well, design is basically solving problems. And what are anxiety and panic attacks - general everyday problems, especially now, after the roller coaster of 2020.
Let's consider design thinking as the non-linear, iterative solution to general anxiety.
Design thinking is arising trend within the design community and it is a process for approaching problems creatively, without restrictions. It can be applied to any problem, as it encourages full consideration of the problem before jumping to solutions.
This talk would take a deep dive into issues like general anxiety, while analysing them through the lense of design thinking and carry it through its usual stages, that could advocate for a potential solution: Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.
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Bio: Tsvetelina Lazarova
Tsvetelina "snaps pixels''.
She is a multidisciplinary designer and public speaker, who concentrates her time around UX/UI and Digital product design.
Focused solving complex problems on a daily basis, Tsvetelina is often preaching for better team collaboration, in order to get just the right people, teams and UX strategies to reflect best on users/customer’s needs.