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Cultured is my interaction design thesis project, it is currently in progress.
My vision is to lessen culture shock for exchange and international students, so they are free to quickly adjust and experience the new culture. Accomplished by an organization that would work with exchange and international students in various aspects of their studies and travels.
My mission is to create a smartphone app that will encourage exchange and international students to get out of their comfort zones and meet others. Exchange and international students will become more open to the possibilities of integration, while also giving them resources to utilize and other students to journey with, so they are not alone.
Persona - Simon, understanding the audience's personal feelings and psyche
Experience Map - understanding the exchange student's journey and the places where my organization and app can assist
Initial layout exploration using Sketch
Site map to organize layout of app
First app design for usability testing, using Figma
Second app design, based off usability testing feedback
Scenarios exploring the digital assistant feature of the app
Exploration into a more finalized design direction