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DSI Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala, ’18, wins for thesis project at the HCI International 2018

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32 Flavors of Black Women

Jeralyn Powell (2018) Exploring how the intersectionality of being black and a woman affects self-discovery and perception of future selves, 32 Flavors creates a safe space to be accepted and validated while experiencing their multi-faceted identity. Process Paper: (PDF)

Just Ask.

Jessica Silver, Sofia Granefelt Lauren (2018) How can the design of health clinics inside jails and prisons improve people’s ability to give and receive healthcare? Can it change the fact that people behind bars lose two years of life expectancy for every one they spend there? Just Ask a novel and simple approach that surfaces…

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Hey Polly

Sandy Wijaya Guberti-Ng, Alejandro Cercas (2018) An open-source online platform which helps communities and cities with limited English proficient populations (LEP) create more equitable access to vital services. Process Paper: (PDF) www.pollyportal.com.

The MakeGuffin Project

Nicholas Chan, Maria Alejandra Sandoval (2018) A relating-by-making environment for and by individuals on the Autism spectrum that enables individuals to bond and develop informal support systems as they share a common goal around a passion project. Process Paper: (PDF)

Yummy Secret

Jinwei Hu, Lirong Yang (2018) A program that creates closer relationships between local communities and seniors in nursing homes through recipe and memory sharing. Process Paper: (PDF)

Flying Solo Salon

Lang Qin (2018) In China, the term “leftover women” is a slur identifying women who have passed the usual age of marriage. Flying Solo Salon is an identity and community building program that helps women challenge the stigma. Process Paper: (PDF)

Rebite

Zongliang Shang, Phoenix Chen (2018) Helping reduce the half a billion pounds of fruit waste generated annually by restaurants in New York City by training young chefs to become zero-waste chefs who repurpose excess fruit into innovative dishes and beverages. Process Paper: (PDF)

VRbal

Yuka Fukuoka (2018) A step-by-step approach to building confidence and reducing anxiety in people who stutter, particularly in stressful situations, such as job interviews. Process Paper: (PDF)

Canversation

Chuyao Geng, Ishita Jain (2018) More than 7,000 “local recyclers” divert recyclables from the landfills, but their contribution is not known. Canversation provides an interactive stage and behind-the-scenes understanding that changes the way New Yorkers see their lives and contributions. Process Paper: (PDF)

Headway: A Survivors’ Guide To Survivorship

Stephen Morrison, Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (2018) A real-time survivor’s guide to support for cancer survivors, Headway connects survivors to each other, and to caring experts who can give them what they need to thrive. Process Paper: (PDF)

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