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Emily Kim

New York, NY, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • thesis topics


    In response to fascinating idea..., posted by steven landau,
    in the thread Bibliography

    Hi Steven.

    Thanks for your input.

    I guess I will just start by explaining my two topics the way I have explained to Robert and Rick.

    I am very interested in the collaboration of therapy and design. Domestic Violence and Police Suicide are two topics in which I want to apply design to. With domestic violence, many people are still struggling to come forth and seek help. But for those who do, it is hard for the family, wives and children, to reconnect with each other. Every women's center, or domestic violence center deals with their victims differently, but my idea was to focus on their means of therapy. Many families go through therapy to overcome all the problems, fears, and pain they went through during abuse. I believe that actions speak louder that words, and this is what I wanted to apply to a "product". If I were to go through with this topic, I would love to focus on creating a product that helps the families reconnect and communicate with each other. Especially with children, words cannot always express what they fear or are feeling, so to create a product that helps them interact and open up is my ideal goal with this topic.

    Police suicide is a personal topic that I am interested in because I look foward to becoming a detective in the future. Statistics say that 2 out of 3 police officers are most likely to commit suicide than be killed in the line of duty. This just mirrors all the problems that they may face as an officer, personal such as marital problems are most common, sometimes with shootings, etc. There are many different reasons for a police officer to feel helpless but many find it hard to find help. Some reading that I have done for this topic blame issues of failing as an officer has much to do with confessing their problems. I am very interested in this topic but I do not know exactly what I can design to help. It could range from creating a "health" check at every precinct, or it is a tool to help those who have admitted their troubles or what. Suicide is not only a problem in police officers, but also with military personnels, firefighters, or any law enforcement or medical officers. They need help and I hope to find one in design.

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