The neurological disorder labeled ‘migraine’ affects between seven and ten percent of children before the age of fifteen and about two percent of children before the age of seven. The disorder is difficult to diagnose in children due to their cognitive development and language/communication abilities.

This projects asks: is it possible to create a set of developmentally appropriate tools focusing on young children that will aid in pain assessment and diagnosis, migraine tracking and symptom coping? This body of work is three-fold in scope and applies interaction and product design principles to the development of a set of tools called MīMonster Finder, MīMonster Tracker and MīMonster Trap. The overaching goal is to give young children agency over their disorder.

Note: MīMonster is the culmination of my graduate studies and is my thesis body of work.

© 2014 Emilie Skytta