Degree Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Art and Design

First Advisor

Debra Satterfield


The purpose of this study is to create an evaluation system for a mobile application design meant to enhance usability and aesthetics. In order to best evaluate the design of a mobile application, designers need to have a thorough understanding of the content or subject of that mobile application. Therefore, in order to evaluate the appropriateness of the design of these examples of mobile applications stress was chosen as a topic for this case study.

Stress is a fact of life. Experts say that stress is a natural bodily response to the demands placed on it: however, stress can cause health problems if left unmanaged. Thus, people under stress should manage their stress in appropriate ways. Along with the development of mobile technology, people came to use mobile applications anywhere at anytime. Mobile applications for stress reduction can be good tools that help people manage stress easily and effectively.

The methodology includes a literature review and case studies with three existing mobile applications for stress reduction. These things are used to develop an evaluation matrix that allows for the analysis of mobile applications for stress reduction based on design principles, usability and aesthetics.


Copyright Owner

Jiyoung Choi



File Format


File Size

129 pages