An App That Visualizes Your Mental Health

An App That Visualizes
Your Mental Health

An App That Visualizes
Your Mental Health

A Compass for
Self-Study.

Mental health has (finally) become one of the most prominent conversations in our society. The prevalence of conversations, interventions, and cognitive behavior apps tells us that people are interested and in need, but most of the “mood” tracking apps are overcomplicated and underdesigned. Enter mood, the simplest, most beautiful way to track one and only one thing: How do you feel today?

Mental health has (finally) become one of the most prominent conversations in our society. The prevalence of conversations, interventions, and cognitive behavior apps tells us that people are interested and in need, but most of the “mood” tracking apps are overcomplicated and underdesigned. Enter mood, the simplest, most beautiful way to track one and only one thing: How do you feel today?

Mental health has (finally) become one of the most prominent conversations in our society. The prevalence of conversations, interventions, and cognitive behavior apps tells us that people are interested and in need, but most of the “mood” tracking apps are overcomplicated and underdesigned. Enter mood, the simplest, most beautiful way to track one and only one thing: How do you feel today?

The Story

Because of Red & Co.’s deep interest in pursuing wholeness across work and private life (and the messy overlap in between), we found it strange how little support there is for emotional self-study. To improve our health, we can track steps. To be more rested, we monitor our sleep. From heart rates to internet use to menstrual cycles and weight fluctuations, we can easily track everything about ourselves—but not how we feel. Our mental well-being is an enormous part of our overall well-being. Red & Co. worked with architect and designer Gareth Dauncey to create a platform that offers deep insight into your life over time. One tap a day tracks your daily mood and visualizes it. You learn to see your life not just from day to day, but over weeks, months, and years. This simple change in perspective helps you to figure out what makes you happier, and what doesn’t. Imagine if you had this vital information. Imagine if your family, or organization, or co-workers did!

Because of Red & Co.’s deep interest in pursuing wholeness across work and private life (and the messy overlap in between), we found it strange how little support there is for emotional self-study. To improve our health, we can track steps. To be more rested, we monitor our sleep. From heart rates to internet use to menstrual cycles and weight fluctuations, we can easily track everything about ourselves—but not how we feel. Our mental well-being is an enormous part of our overall well-being. Red & Co. worked with architect and designer Gareth Dauncey to create a platform that offers deep insight into your life over time. One tap a day tracks your daily mood and visualizes it. You learn to see your life not just from day to day, but over weeks, months, and years. This simple change in perspective helps you to figure out what makes you happier, and what doesn’t. Imagine if you had this vital information. Imagine if your family, or organization, or co-workers did!

Because of Red & Co.’s deep interest in pursuing wholeness across work and private life (and the messy overlap in between), we found it strange how little support there is for emotional self-study. To improve our health, we can track steps. To be more rested, we monitor our sleep. From heart rates to internet use to menstrual cycles and weight fluctuations, we can easily track everything about ourselves—but not how we feel. Our mental well-being is an enormous part of our overall well-being. Red & Co. worked with architect and designer Gareth Dauncey to create a platform that offers deep insight into your life over time. One tap a day tracks your daily mood and visualizes it. You learn to see your life not just from day to day, but over weeks, months, and years. This simple change in perspective helps you to figure out what makes you happier, and what doesn’t. Imagine if you had this vital information. Imagine if your family, or organization, or co-workers did!

Gareth at his desk.

The Problem

We all have times when we could use some insight. Maybe there’s depression, grief, or new stress. Maybe there’s a little too much alcohol, or not enough sleep. We may not notice from day to day how all these days connect, and so we lose the opportunity to gain insight into our own habits, mental states, and what actually brings us joy and energy. When Gareth started working on mood, it was because he needed it. Things hadn’t been right for a long time. By tracking his daily moods with a calendar and colored pens, he began to find valuable correlations in his life that most affected his ability to be happy. Over time, Gareth learned what he needed (time, family, friends) and what he didn’t (alcohol, his old job). mood is the simple and elegant app he created to help the rest of us.

We all have times when we could use some insight. Maybe there’s depression, grief, or new stress. Maybe there’s a little too much alcohol, or not enough sleep. We may not notice from day to day how all these days connect, and so we lose the opportunity to gain insight into our own habits, mental states, and what actually brings us joy and energy. When Gareth started working on mood, it was because he needed it. Things hadn’t been right for a long time. By tracking his daily moods with a calendar and colored pens, he began to find valuable correlations in his life that most affected his ability to be happy. Over time, Gareth learned what he needed (time, family, friends) and what he didn’t (alcohol, his old job). mood is the simple and elegant app he created to help the rest of us.

We all have times when we could use some insight. Maybe there’s depression, grief, or new stress. Maybe there’s a little too much alcohol, or not enough sleep. We may not notice from day to day how all these days connect, and so we lose the opportunity to gain insight into our own habits, mental states, and what actually brings us joy and energy. When Gareth started working on mood, it was because he needed it. Things hadn’t been right for a long time. By tracking his daily moods with a calendar and colored pens, he began to find valuable correlations in his life that most affected his ability to be happy. Over time, Gareth learned what he needed (time, family, friends) and what he didn’t (alcohol, his old job). mood is the simple and elegant app he created to help the rest of us.

How to mood:

The app stores are full of complicated mood trackers, behavior builders, and habit tools that people think will help them. But over time, the attrition rates for these apps are a bit depressing. Our research showed that most of these apps do too much, are too complicated, and are too time intensive for habitual use. This is where mood differs. It’s one tap a day and that’s it. Choose a color palette that represents your mood, and over time you get a chronological mosaic of your mental health. mood is available on the Apple App Store for individuals. Contact us for larger group contracts.

The app stores are full of complicated mood trackers, behavior builders, and habit tools that people think will help them. But over time, the attrition rates for these apps are a bit depressing. Our research showed that most of these apps do too much, are too complicated, and are too time intensive for habitual use. This is where mood differs. It’s one tap a day and that’s it. Choose a color palette that represents your mood, and over time you get a chronological mosaic of your mental health. mood is available on the Apple App Store for individuals. Contact us for larger group contracts.

The app stores are full of complicated mood trackers, behavior builders, and habit tools that people think will help them. But over time, the attrition rates for these apps are a bit depressing. Our research showed that most of these apps do too much, are too complicated, and are too time intensive for habitual use. This is where mood differs. It’s one tap a day and that’s it. Choose a color palette that represents your mood, and over time you get a chronological mosaic of your mental health. mood is available on the Apple App Store for individuals. Contact us for larger group contracts.

“I’ve tried so many well-being apps over the
years. mood is literally the only one I’ve been
able to truly integrate into my life. It’s light,
gentle, and simple—but powerful.”

“I’ve tried so many well-being apps over the
years. mood is literally the only one I’ve been
able to truly integrate into my life. It’s light,
gentle, and simple—but powerful.”

“I’ve tried so many well-being apps over the
years. mood is literally the only one I’ve been
able to truly integrate into my life. It’s light,
gentle, and simple—but powerful.”

— Ben Davies, Entrepreneur

— Ben Davies, Entrepreneur

— Ben Davies, Entrepreneur

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