#Thesis Concept Prototype-1

I am creating an app, for anyone taking a timeout (gamers, regular subway riders, college students taking a break) to have a play experience with another stranger from across the globe, and evoke emotions of ‘fleeting intimacy’ like a smile, a hi fi, in the context of appreciating one another without engrained social biases and…

#Thesis Initial Mind Map

Going through all my research thus far, along with some of my qualitative research experiments like walking on streets and trying to observe how strangers might greet me, surveys on Instagram, sitting in my cohort’s classes to observe their projects, precedents, TED videos, personal stories from friends, art projects about strangers, etc, here’s my first…

#Thesis ‘Strange’ Ideas from TED

“When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs,” says Kio Stark. Explore the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.

#Thesis ‘Interaction for Strangers’ Projects

I sat in the first year design studios to understand and draw inferences from the projects. In the first year at Parsons, we had to create an Instruction Set for Strangers to create an interaction between two strangers – my sole inspiration behind my current Strangers Project for my Thesis. I could see so many…