My name is Andy, I'm a student at the Glasgow School of Art, studying on my final Masters year in Design (specifically to do with services). Me and my classmate Tay are currently involved in a research and design project on the subject of pain.
We have conducted interviews with various physical and mental health experts involved in pain management courses and pain clinics across Glasgow but it has been really difficult to get in touch with the people suffering with chronic pain. This is why I have decided to contact your community.
If you have any experiences, opinions or ideas you wish to share with us we would be very grateful to listen to you. We would be keen to know about how you cope with pain, communicate your pain to others (socially and professionally) and how effective your various treatments have been. We are looking for an informal chat (on your preferred medium: private message, email, skype, etc) if you could lend us maybe 30 mins of your time.
We understand this can be a difficult subject to talk about and we promise to hold the information you provide us with with strict confidentiality. You can even hold our student details to be sure of this
We hope the information you can provide us with will help us to find a direction and outline some potential areas in the current public/private healthcare sphere and in the lives of people suffering with chronic pain that we can understand, evaluate and see potential for design to make a difference.
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Thank you very much for your time
Andy and Tay