As a designer, I aim to understand people’s needs and create experiences that improve people’s lives. I design with empathy in order to create inclusive designs for everyone.

The goal of my capstone project is to spark joy for individuals who feel isolated or lonely for many different reasons. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been struggling with a lack of human interaction. In order to resolve this issue, I created a solution that will promote interaction among friends. My project is an app called “Shine” that allows individuals
to connect with friends through virtual activities, therefore improving one’s mental health and overall happiness.