INTRODUCTION

The anxiety and depression association of America [ADAA] reports that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the united states, affecting 40 million adults every year. From preparing for a class presentation to relying on public transportation to get around; anxiety can overpower the mind and ultimately control life if allowed. 

WHAT IS EMA?

 

Ecological Momentary Assessment [EMA] is a method for collecting data in real-time to avoid biases and to study behavior over time. In the past, EMA mobile apps are used to gather data on topics like substance abuse and emotional well-being, but the visual design system is less than appealing. A mobile app is the next natural progression to increase homework compliance in therapy. Designers are equipped with the knowledge to build visual guidelines needed to move forward with a mobile app, which is engaging to the user.