Date of Award

2012

Embargo Period

10-30-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Design (MDes)

Department

Design

Advisor(s)

Jodi Forlizzi

Abstract

Psychologists have codified a human developmental stage called “emerging adulthood.” During this transitional period, the relationship with one’s parents evolves. Communication channels open up and a deeper, richer relationship emerges. This thesis explores this familial relationship through a review of related literature, ethnographic research and the creation of possible design interventions. Using these explorations, this thesis also suggests a preferred future state through a design for an interactive system, Loop —a mobile application that allows for private, reciprocal sharing through text, image, and video.

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