Challenges

Challenge submissions.

HEAL

Our team’s central mission was to design an app that helps people recovering from eating disorders through food logging. Although there are apps that allow for food logging, users have described them ...

GLOBALLY

A Small-scale Social Platform Overcomes Time Difference and Isolation What is it? The novel Coronavirus has caused many of us to adjust to a new normal in our behaviours, our interactions, and our way...

Skin Share: shareable skin care

After learning about the premise for challenge 4, our group was immediately struck by the beauty industry and the changing standard for beauty while in self-isolation due to COVID-19. We reached out t...

Friend.ly

For this challenge, we designed for Yixuan, a friend of Wanxi’s who studies data science at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Yixuan is originally from China, and returned back home wh...

Buzz

For our need-based design challenge, we sought to design for Jennifer Milner, a professional ballet dancer and instructor, and design something useful for her business as she deals with the changes to...

Deja Brew: Transforming the Coffee Experience

Our Client Jessie, Kongyun’s friend, is a coffee expert and researcher at UC Davis. Jessie’s interview indicated she had trouble finding a platform to share her expertise with the general public. Whil...

Go The Distance: Responsible Outdoor Running

In an interview, Tian Wei, a graduate student at the GSD, expressed a problem she faces during this pandemic. Living a healthy lifestyle and exercising is important to her, but she also wants to follo...

350°: Never Eat Alone

Dating can be tricky, especially when you can’t go outside and meet up with a potential love interest. Although quarantine has been a challenge for many to stay connected with their friends and family...

MOT’A

Background:  We interviewed Salwa! Salwa is an Egyptian teacher, a mother of three, a lover of creative activities (even if she does not pursue as much as she’d like). In normal times, she teache...