Fantastic Faces: Re-Imagining the Mask

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, which pediatric patients must wear when their immune systems are suppressed. By simply pulling on the mask's straps, it transforms from a flat page into a form-fitting mask. The book comes with 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.

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