Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2015–16

Da Min Lee
You Got Dis

As each semester passes, it is common for students to become overwhelmed due to heavy workload along with other possible stress-related problems. Especially today, it is proven that students feel more anxious and depressed throughout the courses than it has been in the past. A research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness on mental health on college campuses shows that one in four students have a diagnosable illness, but 40% do not seek help, 80% feel overwhelmed by their responsibilities, and 50% have been so anxious they struggled in school. In order to bring more positivity around school, #yougotdis posters are displayed around The New School buildings to catch the eyes of the students, hoping to offer a moment of relief, motivation, and encouragement in a lightly manner. Moreover, the hashtag system can be used to easily spread these simple messages through social media, which can possibly bring more positivity for at 
least a moment amongst one another.


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Parsons / The New School

BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2015–16