The Stray Case
Misconceptions about the homeless interfere with attempts to help those in need. The Stray Case is an interactive story told in an RPG-style puzzle game format in which you play as Jayla, a homeless kitty who finds herself on a mission to solve a mystery. Our goal of the game is to encourage empathy and to immerse the player into a conversation about homelessness.
We wanted to see how a CUI could provide a more accessible way to help anxiety, as a lot of people don’t understand what it’s like to have anxiety or have a panic attack and it can be hard to relate. Ada is a CUI that helps people prepare, overcome, and reflect on high stress situations using a calm and empathetic tone. Being multimodal, she can communicate in public and private spheres through text and voice. Incorporating elements of cognitive therapy and journaling, she helps people with different levels of anxiety cope and with external expression of emotions.
Cumulus is a lamp that detects weather conditions around the world and responds to them by changing the color and pattern of its light. Use Cumulus to alert you to current local weather conditions or just enjoy its colorful and playful lighting effects.