Thesis Project: LIFEMAP
Studies show the positive effects of memories, such as valuable lessons, confidence, and self-coping mechanisms, are crucial to the development of a successful individual. Foster children have a scarcity of memories due to their nomadic lifestyle and lack of resources.
I created LifeMap to provide documenting services (digital analog and tangible products) to create memories for foster children. I built the brand on these keywords: belonging,
youth and journey.
There are three different opportunities to record and store foster children’s memories. First, a website with a portal to upload journal entries, photos, audio, videos, and important documents (available on mobile site). Next is a JourneyBook®,
a journal to physically archive memories at various age stages. Lastly is packaging, a portable container to store artifacts, as well as JourneyBooks®.
My hope is to one day publish Lifemap book and partner up with social services around the county to encourage foster parents to begin documenting children's memories.
Academy of Art University
Topic: Foster Care