by Academy of Art University

People believe networking with different people can create more possibilities for their life or career; However, after interviewing some volunteers, I found that some people feel discriminated because of their gender, race, or age when they are networking. Therefore, this project aims to create a networking app that helps people to build their networks without unconscious bias and make friends with people from different backgrounds.

Since people tend to network in professional events such as conferences, panel discussions, workshops. I designed a VR event app that you can attend live events at home through your VR headset. With this app, you can also interact with people who are watching this event. Every profile only shows a blurry picture and user’s job position, the real profiles reveal after a certain amount of conversation. This design helps users to reduce unconscious bias when they are networking.


Silver in Apps 2018, Non-Pro

Created by:

Design Director

Eddie Lin

Company/University or Design School

Academy of Art University


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