Teens could create a soundtrack for their grief with this app

Alex Rothera is designing a music-making app for grieving teenagers, so that they can express themselves digitally after the death of a loved one.
The music-making app Flutter is designed to help grieving teens express themselves. (Image courtesy of Alex Rothera/Flutter.)

Alex Rothera is is a designer, artist, and inventor. One of his recent projects is designing​ a music-making app for grieving teenagers. It's called Flutter, and the basic idea is to help teens express their grief non-verbally, at a time when it is difficult to articulate the complex emotions they may be feeling.


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