Chloe LeeInteraction Design
Polly is a conversational user interface that engages young people in politics so that they feel empowered to make informed voting decisions. It is designed for young voters who feel apathetic, frustrated or ignorant about politics. Polly engages them in small moments with meaningful pieces of information to make it easy to stay up to date on the issues that matter. Young people hold strong beliefs — Polly empowers them to take the next step and make an impact in their community.
This project was designed for the 2016 Microsoft Design Expo. We were selected to go to Microsoft where we presented Polly to other top design schools from around the world. Watch the full presentation.
Humans make a lot of stuff. Consequently, they also throw away a lot of stuff. For ten weeks, we explored the life cycle of an object. We began to research the social and economic factors that contribute to object accumulation in young adults and it led us to Revive.
Revive is a digital platform that promotes neighborhood-based freecycling. Freecycling is the act of giving away usable unwanted items to others. The concept of freecycling is gaining popularity, but lacks refinement and designated platforms. Revive provides that platform, and takes the repurposing one step further by not only preventing objects from going to the landfill, but inspires users to part with static objects in their lives to help others.
Lady Boss Workshop
The Lady Boss workshop is a curriculum and booklet designed to help young women tell their own story about what it means to be a strong individual in today’s world. This spring, Mae and Chloe created the Lady Boss Workshop for Seattle based non-profit Young Women Empowered (Y-WE). They teamed up with Y-WE to design activities and materials that would help the women take the skills and experiences gained within the organization and think about how they could be used moving forward.
Unfold is an application that aims to help everyone, regardless of their needs, be able to find events. Unfold connects users to events happening in their neighborhood using a personalized recommendation system and also clearly communicates accessibility accommodations at events to create a sense of equality.