Positively helps HIV+ individuals rehearse how they willdisclose their status to loved ones. On the main page, sitevisitor...
Help is provided throughout the process. Users can see howothers have rehearsed, view tips from professionals, or viewand ...
To personalize the experience, Positively allows theuser to customize an avatar, similar to customizing aMii character on ...
Users are asked to think about who they will tell, why they wantto disclose their status, and what the best and worst outc...
Choosing the right setting is important. Positively asks the userto decide where they’d like to disclose their status.
Now that the avatars and setting have been customized, it’stime to start rehearsing. The first step is for the user to typ...
Positively will make the other avatar respond with questions thattypically come up during these conversations. These quest...
When answering questions, users can always get help. Theycan see how other Positively users have answered thequestion, wha...
After going through all of the questions, Positively plays out abest and worst case scenario so the user has a preparednes...
In the best case scenario, the user is prompted to think aboutwhat they might say if their loved one offers help and suppo...
At the end of the rehearsal, the user can play back an animatedvideo of the conversation, and either save the rehearsalpri...
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Positively is an interactive website to help prepare HIV-positive individuals to disclose their HIV status to loved ones.

This project was for my master's capstone in spring 2012. For more information, please visit my portfolio at www.annasaraceno.com.

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Positively

  1. 1. Positively helps HIV+ individuals rehearse how they willdisclose their status to loved ones. On the main page, sitevisitors can view other rehearsals or start their own.
  2. 2. Help is provided throughout the process. Users can see howothers have rehearsed, view tips from professionals, or viewand print brochures to share with loved ones.
  3. 3. To personalize the experience, Positively allows theuser to customize an avatar, similar to customizing aMii character on the Wii. Users will create avatarsfor themselves and for their loved one.
  4. 4. Users are asked to think about who they will tell, why they wantto disclose their status, and what the best and worst outcomesmight be.
  5. 5. Choosing the right setting is important. Positively asks the userto decide where they’d like to disclose their status.
  6. 6. Now that the avatars and setting have been customized, it’stime to start rehearsing. The first step is for the user to type howthey would like to disclose their status.
  7. 7. Positively will make the other avatar respond with questions thattypically come up during these conversations. These questionswill be pre-determined with the help of professionals and HIV+individuals who have already disclosed their statuses.
  8. 8. When answering questions, users can always get help. Theycan see how other Positively users have answered thequestion, what experts recommend, or materials that may helpwith the topic at hand.
  9. 9. After going through all of the questions, Positively plays out abest and worst case scenario so the user has a preparednessplan for both.
  10. 10. In the best case scenario, the user is prompted to think aboutwhat they might say if their loved one offers help and support.
  11. 11. At the end of the rehearsal, the user can play back an animatedvideo of the conversation, and either save the rehearsalprivately, publish it on Positively, or share it with others.

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