Fantastic Faces is a coloring book designed to empower pediatric cancer patients. Each page of Fantastic Faces tears out and transforms into a protective face mask for pediatric patients to wear while their immune systems recover from chemotherapy. Simply pulling on the mask's straps transforms it from a flat sheet into a comfortable and clinically-effective mask. The book comes includes non-toxic markers and illustrated prompts to inspire children to create their own masterpieces.
Fantastic Faces was developed by a multidisciplinary team of MIT and RISD students in Product Design and Development, a user-centered design course taught in MIT's Sloan School of Management. Our goal from day one was to re-imagine the physical and emotional experience of wearing a face mask. I played key roles leading the creative design efforts, developing the transforming mask concept, manufacturing the masks in-house, and designing the illustrated instructions.