March 7, 2016
Topic: Arts & Culture
Robert Morris will introduce Koko, a social network for mental health and well-being, in a talk at 3-4 p.m. March 10 at Rackham Auditorium, to close the 14th annual Depression on College Campuses conference.
In “Crowdsourcing Mental Health,” Morris will describe the design, deployment and evaluation of Koko, which he founded. He will trace its evolution from an MIT side project to a mobile app now serving 145 countries around the world.
He will also showcase some of the unanticipated benefits of the app, including new findings, which suggest that helping others on the platform conveys the most benefits.
This closing keynote presentation is free and open to the public. For more information about the conference, go to depresscioncenter.org/docc.