Eda – Emotional Regulation App

In 2018 I worked with Bettina Moltrecht who is a researcher at University College London collaborating with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  As part of her research into emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology, Bettina is developing an app to educate children about mental health and emotional regulation with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness.

The app stars a morphing blob called "Eda" which changes shape and colour according to its emotions. Eda has a toolbox with different tools that represent strategies for when feelings become too big.

The app has several animations to explain different sections. Bettina wrote the scripts for these then visited my office in Derby where I designed the storyboards with her.

Mair and the researcher, Bettina, designing storyboards in Mair's office

I also put together an animatic video with the voiceover Bettina recorded. Here is Bettina reviewing the animatic.

Mental health researcher reviewing the animatic video

 

After that, I animated 4 different videos for the app while Bettina returned to her work in London.

I also animated these little Eda's to help with guided breathing / meditation techniques in the app.

Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3.
Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3. Repeat.

Breath in for 4. Breathe out for 4. Repeat.

Eda – Emotional Regulation App

In 2018 I worked with Bettina Moltrecht who is a researcher at University College London collaborating with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  As part of her research into emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology, Bettina is developing an app to educate children about mental health and emotional regulation with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness. The app stars a morphing blob called "Eda" which changes shape and colour according to its emotions. Eda has a toolbox with different tools that represent strategies for when feelings become too big. The app has several animations to explain different sections. Bettina wrote the scripts for these then visited my office in Derby where I designed the storyboards with her. I also put together an animatic video with the voiceover Bettina recorded. Here is Bettina reviewing the animatic.   After that, I animated 4 different videos for the app while Bettina returned to her work in London. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="5965,5966,5967,5968"] I also animated these little Eda's to help with guided breathing / meditation techniques in the app. [caption id="attachment_5963" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3. Repeat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5964" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 4. Breathe out for 4. Repeat.[/caption]

Eda – Emotional Regulation App

In 2018 I worked with Bettina Moltrecht who is a researcher at University College London collaborating with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  As part of her research into emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology, Bettina is developing an app to educate children about mental health and emotional regulation with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness. The app stars a morphing blob called "Eda" which changes shape and colour according to its emotions. Eda has a toolbox with different tools that represent strategies for when feelings become too big. The app has several animations to explain different sections. Bettina wrote the scripts for these then visited my office in Derby where I designed the storyboards with her. I also put together an animatic video with the voiceover Bettina recorded. Here is Bettina reviewing the animatic.   After that, I animated 4 different videos for the app while Bettina returned to her work in London. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="5965,5966,5967,5968"] I also animated these little Eda's to help with guided breathing / meditation techniques in the app. [caption id="attachment_5963" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3. Repeat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5964" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 4. Breathe out for 4. Repeat.[/caption]

Eda – Emotional Regulation App

In 2018 I worked with Bettina Moltrecht who is a researcher at University College London collaborating with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  As part of her research into emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology, Bettina is developing an app to educate children about mental health and emotional regulation with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness. The app stars a morphing blob called "Eda" which changes shape and colour according to its emotions. Eda has a toolbox with different tools that represent strategies for when feelings become too big. The app has several animations to explain different sections. Bettina wrote the scripts for these then visited my office in Derby where I designed the storyboards with her. I also put together an animatic video with the voiceover Bettina recorded. Here is Bettina reviewing the animatic.   After that, I animated 4 different videos for the app while Bettina returned to her work in London. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="5965,5966,5967,5968"] I also animated these little Eda's to help with guided breathing / meditation techniques in the app. [caption id="attachment_5963" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3. Repeat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5964" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 4. Breathe out for 4. Repeat.[/caption]

Eda – Emotional Regulation App

In 2018 I worked with Bettina Moltrecht who is a researcher at University College London collaborating with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.  As part of her research into emotion regulation and developmental psychopathology, Bettina is developing an app to educate children about mental health and emotional regulation with a focus on cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness. The app stars a morphing blob called "Eda" which changes shape and colour according to its emotions. Eda has a toolbox with different tools that represent strategies for when feelings become too big. The app has several animations to explain different sections. Bettina wrote the scripts for these then visited my office in Derby where I designed the storyboards with her. I also put together an animatic video with the voiceover Bettina recorded. Here is Bettina reviewing the animatic.   After that, I animated 4 different videos for the app while Bettina returned to her work in London. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="5965,5966,5967,5968"] I also animated these little Eda's to help with guided breathing / meditation techniques in the app. [caption id="attachment_5963" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 3. Hold for 3. Breathe out for 3. Repeat.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5964" align="aligncenter" width="356"] Breath in for 4. Breathe out for 4. Repeat.[/caption]

What the client said

It was a pleasure to work with Mair. She is a great communicator, was always on time, brought in her own ideas and guided me through the whole process - which I valued a lot being all new to animations. She is very creative, highly experienced/skilled and implemented my ideas better than I had ever imagined. I hope that I can work with her again! Very happy about the results

Bettina Moltrecht, PhD Researcher in Young People's Psychology and Mental Health , The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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