Early Bird Deadline: 30 Sep, 2019


by Geethika Simhadri

Despite advances in technology, people have never felt more isolated than ever before because of the misuse of social media as a complete replacement for social interactions. Aini is a social platform that allows the exchange of skills and services between members in a community to tackle social isolation; providing the opportunity for meaningful interactions between users as they all collaborate with each other, creating new bonds and strengthening existing ones. Users can offer and request skills and services to others nearby and later document their results for others to evaluate and join in on the exchange. The driving inspiration of reciprocity is managed by Aini's reward system that motivates them to actively participate and share their contributions to their community. By acquiring commendations, users not only demonstrate their involvement in their communities but can also use them to request skills and/or services from others, illustrating the constant cycle of exchange and assuring them that their contributions have value.

Silver in UX, Interface & Navigation 2019, Non-Pro

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
Design Team
Geethika Simhadri – UX Designer Bernard Sahadala – UX Designer
Savannah College of Art and Design, US
Savannah College of Art and Design, US

UX Designer
Bernard Sahadala, Savannah College of Art and Design
UX Designer
Geethika Simhadri, Savannah College of Art and Design

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