Six Degrees

Objective

In a short design sprint set by the BBC, we were tasked with conducting user research on our peers, identifying a problem, and creating an app as a solution to that problem. My team focused on loneliness when moving to a new place.

Project length: 2.5 days.

Concept

Our proposed solution is a friend finder app entitled Six Degrees in which individuals can connect with new people. The twist is that all the potential matches shown are connected to the user through at least one degree of separation (based on data from Facebook which is linked to the app). In addition, in an effort to reduce judgement online, photos of potential friends are blurry and become increasingly clear as you message them.