Dear MONA

Meet MONA, a beacon of comfort and a savior for those difficult nights when you need creative counsel after 5 o’clock. Talk to her, grow with her, we hope you help yourself.

Context

Dear MONA is a chatbot that provides counseling to the students of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Although, it is debatable if anyone really felt less stressed after interacting with our online counselor. MONA is based on ELIZA, a simulation program that mimics a Rogerian Psychologist. ELIZA was programmed by Joseph Weizenbaum in 1966. It was one of the first attempts at mimicking human interaction on the computer.

In collaboration with

Nick Meehan

Jason Page

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