Island SyndromeNorman LauGretchen Pinard
feeling lonely?
trapped?
unable to socialize?
are you waiting to be rescued?
Island Syndrome                  informational                                                       support              ...
you don’t have to be an Islander forever.
The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome                                       The acceptance phase can be     ...
The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome                                       The acceptance phase can be     ...
At this point, Islanders have      Intensive psychological and                    Resolution will differ from          tak...
The Process.designing an island.
Island Syndrome                       Environmental                establishes imaginary boundaries                       ...
Island Syndrome                  informational                                                       support              ...
Evaluation           Environmental       establishes imaginary boundaries                 fear of water                   ...
The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome                                       The acceptance phase can be     ...
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  1. 1. Island SyndromeNorman LauGretchen Pinard
  2. 2. feeling lonely?
  3. 3. trapped?
  4. 4. unable to socialize?
  5. 5. are you waiting to be rescued?
  6. 6. Island Syndrome informational support Environmental TS establishes imaginary boundaries fear of water SO AC CI TIF ET campaign stigma Social YAR unable to socialize self-sufficient wants to be rescued has imaginary friends Physical constantly dehydratedbranding events Emotional introspective helpless detached isolated lonely Islander an individual living with Island Syndrome diagnosis technology treatment medications RESE NT ARCH & DEVELOPME
  7. 7. you don’t have to be an Islander forever.
  8. 8. The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome The acceptance phase can be At this point, Islanders have Intensive psychological and Resolution will differ from often comes as a shock. a difficult time for Islanders. taken the steps to internalize physical tests help to personal- patient to patient. Some may Patients often are not aware the facts of their condition. ize the treatment process for remain free of symptoms, while they have a problem. Faced with the condition, they each patient. others might have to occasion- risk worsening their symptoms While the future is still uncer- ally return to treatment and Telltale signs include feelings by distancing themselves from tain, they feel a certain sense evaluation. of isolation, a constant desire friends, family and other sup- of control. They are ready to to be rescued, and unquench- port groups. proceed through the iterative The focus is at this stage is on able dehydration. cycle of evaluation and treat- Evaluation quality of life for patients. ment. psychological Diagnosis Acceptance Ownership assessment Resolution physical exam info branding events support education Action material networks game therapy Awareness Internalization medication After diagnosis, many patients Internalization is a critical enter a period of denial and process for Islanders. initially avoid treatment. Treatment Seeking guidance from various Campaigns to raise awareness support networks and educa- A unique use of games in of Island Syndrome can help tional sources, they begin to therapy sessions provides a safe patients begin to understand see their condition on their environment for Islanders to and accept their condition. own terms. begin to strengthen social capa- bilities and resolve Island Syndrome symptoms. In serious cases, medication may be prescribed.
  9. 9. The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome The acceptance phase can be At this point, Islanders have often comes as a shock. a difficult time for Islanders. taken the steps to internalize Patients often are not aware the facts of their condition. they have a problem. Faced with the condition, they risk worsening their symptoms While the future is still uncer- Telltale signs include feelings by distancing themselves from tain, they feel a certain sense of isolation, a constant desire friends, family and other sup- of control. They are ready to to be rescued, and unquench- port groups. proceed through the iterative able dehydration. cycle of evaluation and treat- ment. Diagnosis Acceptance Ownership info support branding events education material networks Awareness Internalization After diagnosis, many patients Internalization is a critical enter a period of denial and process for Islanders. initially avoid treatment. Seeking guidance from various Campaigns to raise awareness support networks and educa- of Island Syndrome can help tional sources, they begin to patients begin to understand see their condition on their and accept their condition. own terms.
  10. 10. At this point, Islanders have Intensive psychological and Resolution will differ from taken the steps to internalize physical tests help to personal- patient to patient. Some may the facts of their condition. ize the treatment process for remain free of symptoms, while each patient. others might have to occasion- While the future is still uncer- ally return to treatment and tain, they feel a certain sense evaluation. of control. They are ready to proceed through the iterative The focus is at this stage is on cycle of evaluation and treat- Evaluation quality of life for patients. ment. psychological Ownership assessment Resolution physical examation Action game therapyon medicational Treatmentvariousduca- A unique use of games in n to therapy sessions provides a safe eir environment for Islanders to begin to strengthen social capa- bilities and resolve Island Syndrome symptoms. In serious cases, medication may be prescribed.
  11. 11. The Process.designing an island.
  12. 12. Island Syndrome Environmental establishes imaginary boundaries fear of water Social unable to socialize self-sufficient wants to be rescued has imaginary friends Physical constantly dehydrated Emotional introspective helpless isolated detached lonely Islander an individual living with Island Syndrome Society Artifacts R&DSupport Informational DiagnosisStigma Campaign TreatmentEvents Branding Medications Technology
  13. 13. Island Syndrome informational support Environmental TS establishes imaginary boundaries fear of water SO AC CI TIF ET campaign stigma Social YAR unable to socialize self-sufficient wants to be rescued has imaginary friends Physical constantly dehydratedbranding events Emotional introspective helpless detached isolated lonely Islander an individual living with Island Syndrome diagnosis technology treatment medications RESE NT ARCH & DEVELOPME
  14. 14. Evaluation Environmental establishes imaginary boundaries fear of water Social unable to socialize self-sufficientwants to be rescued has imaginary friends Physical constantly dehydrated Emotional introspective Awareness Acceptance Internalize Ownership Action Resolution helpless detached isolated lonely Islander an individual living with Island Syndrome Treatment
  15. 15. The Islanders’ Journey Diagnosis of Island Syndrome The acceptance phase can be At this point, Islanders have Intensive psychological and Resolution will differ from often comes as a shock. a difficult time for Islanders. taken the steps to internalize physical tests help to personal- patient to patient. Some may Patients often are not aware the facts of their condition. ize the treatment process for remain free of symptoms, while they have a problem. Faced with the condition, they each patient. others might have to occasion- risk worsening their symptoms While the future is still uncer- ally return to treatment and Telltale signs include feelings by distancing themselves from tain, they feel a certain sense evaluation. of isolation, a constant desire friends, family and other sup- of control. They are ready to to be rescued, and unquench- port groups. proceed through the iterative The focus is at this stage is on able dehydration. cycle of evaluation and treat- Evaluation quality of life for patients. ment. psychological Diagnosis Acceptance Ownership assessment Resolution physical exam info branding events support education Action material networks game therapy Awareness Internalization medication After diagnosis, many patients Internalization is a critical enter a period of denial and process for Islanders. initially avoid treatment. Treatment Seeking guidance from various Campaigns to raise awareness support networks and educa- A unique use of games in of Island Syndrome can help tional sources, they begin to therapy sessions provides a safe patients begin to understand see their condition on their environment for Islanders to and accept their condition. own terms. begin to strengthen social capa- bilities and resolve Island Syndrome symptoms. In serious cases, medication may be prescribed.

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