Prompt: The group Design Research project was developed with Lucy Mou and Helen Hong. It began with initial focus on interaction with strangers at bars. After multiple stages of interviews, make tools, mapping and diagraming, the project turned towards helping New Graduates adjust and establish their social circles in new cities through friends sourcing and reaching out to alumni.
The design research began with observing the alcohol consumption patterns in the college town environment. We found a design intervention point in the social aspect of a night out. Further stakeholder research was conducted with focus on people's expectations for and difficulties of creating new social circles outside of their work or school.