Visualising the Invisible
Using design communication as a tool to demystify Dissociative Identity Disorder.
The goal of this design project is to raise awareness and understanding of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), a complex and often misunderstood psychological condition. Through the use of visuals, the project aims to break down the stigma and misconceptions surrounding DID, and to provide a platform for those with lived experiences to share their stories. Studies have shown that visual aids are an effective way of communicating complex information. The Picture Superiority Effect, a principle in cognitive psychology, suggests that visual information is more easily remembered and processed than verbal or textual information. By leveraging the power of visual communication, this project seeks to create a more accessible and engaging way for people to learn about DID. The design outcomes of this project includes a publication as a metaphoric representation of DID, A letter book written by one with DID, alongside a photographic book of DID. By making use of visual storytelling I hope to promote greater understanding and empathy for those living with DID.