A Mobile Application for empowering Mental Wellbeing for UW Bothell Students


Polaris is a mobile application to help University of Washington Bothell students manage their mental health, engage in peer support, and find resources. It aims to encourage self-care management through mood tracking and journaling, provide accessible mental health resources and other student-support resources, both on-campus and off-campus, and foster a sense of community by creating a platform for students to connect with one another and share their experiences related to mental health. 



Milly LeeUI/UX Designer, UX Researcher, Video Editor

Julia Dee – UI/UX Designer, UX Researcher, Prototype Lead

Astrid Nguyen – UI/UX Designer, UX Researcher

Zitong Li –UI/UX Designer, UX Researcher


Find your North Star with Polaris

Empowering college students to thrive


College can be overwhelming for students as they balance academic responsibilities, work, and mental health. Polaris promotes mental health by providing a platform for students to access resources, engage in activities, and connect with peers.

Creating Polaris involved several stages, from ideation to design. We brainstormed ideas and researched potential features, then moved to designing a user-friendly interface with intuitive features. Usability testing helped us gather feedback and improve the app. Technical issues, design roadblocks, and user feedback were challenges we encountered, but we remained committed to our goal of developing an innovative mental health supporting app.