Design an AR app that mitigates chronic loneliness by developing community, authentic relationships and self-expression using AR & Art.
Affecting at least 30% of the population and steadily increasing, a big part of our research was to understand what constitute and what causes Loneliness.
With varying perception of what a “community” means from people to people, we had to pinpoint the commonalities in order to create one that fostered authentic relationships.
Leveraging Augmented Reality to promote self-expression beyond the limitations of traditional art was the center of our project, as we pioneered into a field that’s is in its early exploration stages.
Always by itself, the Lone Wolf sees the society as hostile and shells itself from the outside world due to its fear of not being accepted. The lack of interaction with others weakens their social skills and turns their fears into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Although Wallflowers have a social life and might be seen hanging out with friends, they are on the outskirts of their friendship circles. They have trouble opening up and showing their true selves, often feeling ignored.
The life of the party, is always mingling and interacting with their dozens of friends. Although they have no problem meeting new people, they can feel lonely even surrounded by people as they focus on having a breath of new relationships instead of the depth of existing ones.