USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Making art, healing hearts
One of the most important things a person who uses drugs (PWUD) can have is a support system. Ideally, this support system would be made up of friends and family, but these people are often unable to provide the support the PWUD in their lives need. They struggle with complex emotions around their loved one's drug use, communication issues, and damaged or strained relationships with their loved one.
Following the format and values of the organization Harm Reduction Works (HRW), Anchoring Love is geared towards the specific needs of the loved ones of people who use drugs. This system is focused on helping loved ones process their complex emotions, understand and communicate with their loved one who uses drugs, and, in the end, mend their relationship.
This project lasted 20 weeks.
I was the copywriter and handled product design and prototyping.
If you or someone you know are looking for community support, a safe space, or just a way to learn about harm reduction, please visit harmreduction.works.
Kelly Pobgee: Team Lead, Research, Info Architecture
Kelechi Ogbuaku: Visual Design, UI Design
Madeline Walz: Copywriting, Product Design, Prototyping
Try it yourself at anchormylove.com