RATIO - Design Studio
My senior thesis at Parsons is a collaborative project with Urvi Raghbeer that aims to answer the question: “Can design thinking solve everyday problems?” One hundred people were interviewed with a simple question: “What is one problem you face in your everyday life?” Ten problems were chosen based on their frequency or our interest and this became our prompt to design ten simple solutions; we designed four each individually and two collaboratively. A solution was completed each week using a "sprint" methodology and design thinking.
This resulted in a design studio, Ratio, where we use a unique crowdsourcing method to receive work.
Our thesis began with an understanding of the needs and motivations of people, and it built on the power of empathy. In the past twelve weeks, I relied on the fundamental belief that everyone can create change—no matter how big a problem, how little time or how small a budget. I developed the ability to take an abstract idea and create something concrete with it.
- Project Roles
- Product Designer, Type Designer, UX/IA Designer
- Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, Sketch
- App Design, Products - Digital, Products - Physical, Websites
- Project Industries
- Education, Media, Technology