Abstract Degree: Master of Fine Arts Program: Visual Communication Design Authors Name: Jiaqi Liu Advisors Name: Mike Strobert; Adam Smith Thesis Title: Moodify This paper proposes a research and solution to address the major psychological risk factor of pathological rumination, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and other chronic conditions. Rumination and worry are identified as key components of mental illnesses and may be underpinned by the same cognitive process. This paper proposes a combined approach of Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) treatments to reduce worry and/or rumination. The proposed solution aims to assist users in comprehending their progress and ultimately improve their long-term cognitive health. By leveraging technology to provide users with personalized training and tracking their progress, this approach has the potential to be a useful tool in the management of mental health conditions. The goal of this research is to contribute to the ongoing effort to improve the lives of individuals suffering from mental health conditions.

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Rumination (Psychology)--Treatment--Interactive multimedia--Design; Internet of things; Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

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Visual Communication Design (MFA)

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School of Design (CAD)


Mike Strobert

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Adam Smith


RIT – Main Campus

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