The research that follows will provide a process for applying a user-centered design methodology to the development of a virtual environment software application for the treatment of a mental health disorder, specifically post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal is to create a screen-based virtual environment product that focuses on the end user rather than the technological aspects of the system. Moreover, past and present treatments in the mental health and healthcare fields and their effectiveness will be analyzed through an extensive literature review.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Virtual reality therapy; Psychotherapy--Computer programs--Design; User-centered system design; Post-traumatic stress disorder--Treatment
Meacham, Stacey L., "Applying User-Centered Design in the Development of a Software Application For the Treatment of a Mental Health Disorder" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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