My collected research includes two interviews, survey results, and gathered experiences from users across the web. While I reached out to a handful of others in hopes of conducting an interview or retrieving journal entries, the stars didn’t align. However, I was able to collect first-hand experiences from various sources that provided great insight.

I analyzed the 46 pages of information looking for similar themes and moments I found to be important to the project. To turn this information into usable data, I organized and coded these themes using Notion. …

Time for some primary research!

To better understand the problem I’m designing for, I plan to interact directly with those closest to the issue. Through interviews, surveys, and potentially an observation or cultural probe method, speaking to those closest to the subject will be instrumental in the development of my proposed solution.

While advocating for acceptance isn’t the focus of my project, working with a substance that has been shamed for decades by society, I think it will be beneficial to understand the potential road to legality. For more information, I plan to speak with a local cannabis advocate about…

Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness each year — 51.1 million to be exact. The unemployment rate is higher among adults who have a mental illness. There is an increased risk for chronic disease among those affected by mental health disorders. 21% of people experiencing homelessness and 37% of people incarcerated in prisons experience mental health issues. Depression and anxiety disorders cost the US $193.2 billion in lost productivity each year. Since 1999, the overall suicide rate has increased by 35%. However, antidepressant use has also increased by 65%. …

After conducting some secondary research regarding this question, I developed a concept map to pin down important ideas and establish connections.

In order to better understand the problem I’m approaching, conducting secondary research was essential. While there is always more to read out there, this is a short synthesis of knowledge I’ve collected thus far in my research process.

Wilcox, A. (2020, July 24). How LSD is Made: DoubleBlind. Retrieved January 18, 2021, from

In this article, Anna Wilcox discusses a bit of history and logistics surrounding the formation of the chemical compound known as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD.

Albert Hoffman first synthesized the drug in 1938 while exploring the potential of the Ergot Fungus in medicines. It was…

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