The brief:

 

Design a way to break down the attitudinal barriers that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) face in society, to enable them to live their lives to the full.

The solution:

 

I designed a box of OCD that helps to educate people about what obsessions and compulsions can be like for a person living with OCD.

On each side of the box, there is a different interactive compulsion: a lock, numbers, a brain, hands, a tap, and a light.

Each compulsion opens to reveal an obsessive quote from a person living with OCD.

I designed the box using primary colours, so from the outside, the compulsions look like a game, but once open, the obsessive quotes show how serious OCD truly is.

The physical box was designed to be used in schools, doctor's surgeries, and other educational facilities, to help remove the social misconception that OCD is merely being clean and tidy, and to help OCD gain the same recognition as other mental health disorders.

I later adapted this into an animation to make it more accessible to the general public.