Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2017

Alice Lim
Alice Lim

When looking at the happiest and most passionate types of people, they all have one thing in common: filling their lives with something they love. Whether you are in your first year of undergrad or in an established career, it is never too late to pursue something that you love. This does not necessarily mean you have to do what you love for as a career. There can be a division between the time for your work and the time for your passions. Finding your passion is hard and with all the stimulation from the digital world, choosing one is not easy either.

So how do we find this “new” thing we love? Exposure. The more we listen, read, watch, and experiment with new disciplines, the more we are able to explore the unknown and find what we enjoy. Niche, a new discipline discovery platform collecting content from credited sources, allows anyone interested in finding out more about new topics to quickly expose themselves to content hand-picked by professionals in each field. The website has two main features: sourced content—giving exposure to various creative disciplines, and Niche enthusiasts—a bi-weekly interview series to inspire users of how people have found their passion and pursued them. Sourced content is divided into four categories of read, write, experiment, and listen so the user can digest new information in the medium they prefer. After a user sifts through the new content of a certain discipline, Niche then connects users to nearby events to those who want to extend outside of the digital realm.

Meijun Li
The Pieces of Time
Junya Lin
Sour Sweet Bitter and Spicy