Digital Health Information for Adolescents Girls and Boys

How might we support students in making sense of the information that they received at school to their everyday routines? If information about vitamins are provided in their Biology class, why aren’t students eating enough healthy food? We explored the concept of healthy and less healthy jajanan or snacks, at home, school and what’s “in” in the digital space.

How might we inform girls and boys that after menstruation girls can get pregnant? How might we support girls and boys in making sense of their attraction to friends and be confident to talk about it to their parents? Sex education is limited if not lacking in Indonesia. In Lombok, dating is a concept that are commonly understood among students, but considered taboo to talk about with their parents. Regardless digital, we explored what type of material that can be meaningful for students to use in making sense of their adolescent experience.

The study was commissioned by UNICEF involved 3 themes: nutrition & wellness, menstruation hygiene management and healthy relationship. The 2-week field research involved junior and senior high schools in West Lombok, followed by a field co-ideation, prototyping and testing.