Wear Spunky Glasses To Combat Fear

In case you don’t know what Social Phobia is, hit this link to see relevant details. For the impatient: social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem in the US and no, it doesn’t mean that the person suffering from it is mentally ill. All socially anxious people feel that their thoughts and fears are basically irrational. Visual Veracity Series consists of 3 pair of glasses to help such people cope with social situations that intimidate them. Each pair of glasses is designed for a specific social phobia.

The Glasses:

Visual Veracity Glasses For Social Phobia by Scott Tweeddale

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The first pair use’s wide angled mirrors to allow the user to view everything around them. Through this it also aims to challenge what people perceive as acceptable in public space.

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The second pair allows the user to easily ignore any form of confrontation. It also aims to subvert the idea of design to encourage social interaction but to actually discourage it.

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The third and final pair deals with the fear of eating in public places. By using prism mirrors it allows the user to see only what is on their lap. It blocks out everything else from view other than that of the prism mirrors.

Designer: Scott Tweeddale

16 Comments

  • joiex says:

    This isn’t just stupid, it’s very stupid. They will probably get harassed because of those glasses.

  • tom says:

    if anything this will cut people off from their surroundings…does that help or hinder?

  • saf1 says:

    Very stupid

  • Aria says:

    I have social phopia, and these are a terrible idea. Really terrible.

  • Eric Foor says:

    People should just do what some rich people do, get rich and never show their face in public.

  • bear says:

    risible…I’ve seen some wacky ideas here but believe
    that all of them have a germ of an idea…this is pretentious nonsense pretending it’s solving a problem.
    I’m worried that this might open the floodgates for more badly executed student tosh…nil points

  • Molasses Fatts says:

    I’d buy those tan ones, It’d be a huge one-up to those people with the super dark sunglasses and canes.

  • John thomad says:

    This is class.give him a job now

  • Luke says:

    People with social anxiety disorder are rather very self-concious. Ugly glasses like these are bound to make it worse.

    On a side note, anxiety disorders are indeed mental illnesses.

    • Confucius says:

      Agreed, furthermore, isn’t this like putting a sign on someone that reads “I have an anxiety disorder”? Look at me?!!

  • Carl says:

    i have a phobia of bad designs…! get me out of here

  • Martin says:

    Solving a problem is just one part of good design. You must accommodate the users needs too. Everything that has been said here is true. If you suffer from these problems you would not want to attract attention by standing out like a sore thumb.

    This happens time and time again where a designer thinks they have a winner purely by solving the problem.

    (To Designer) If you still believe in this solution, take it to the next level and style something that is sympathetic to the user and show again.

    Personally I am not sure how well this solves the brief but will wait to see the next progression. NO IDEA IS A BAD IDEA!

  • Niiamh says:

    Odd.

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