Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2018

Recent graduates and young professionals have a tough time furnishing their apartment due to a lack of time or money hiring an interior designer. Apt is an augmented reality app that allows users to place furniture in one’s space at their fingertips. This thesis aims to help make the experience of furnishing an apartment easier and more efficient, while offering a high degree of confidence in the decision-making process. Apt is primarily short for “apartment,” and literally means fitting, reflecting on how suitable it is for one to design their space seamlessly.

This platform virtually offers a variety of furniture from popular retail stores, placed in one’s space to scale through augmented reality. The application’s design emphasizes usability and affordability. The user can enter a budget, choose a space provided to design, select their required furniture and choose a design style. This helps the platform develop an algorithm that matches the user’s aesthetic to the app’s inventory, allowing for customized items to be displayed while browsing. One can change the color of the furniture, view product details and save and share their designed spaces. The most significant feature is the “light bulb” icon which provides the history of the furniture and decorating tips. All items are available for purchase and delivery.

With this application, users will experience the best of both worlds: the convenience of shopping online and the ability to visualize products right through their phone. I present to you Apt, another step into the future of augmented reality.

Maxine Joy Almendra

Daniela Al-Saleh

Amon Dario Appelt

Shruti Ashok

Whitney Badge

Jaire Berkel

Ingrid Bonetti

Victoria Boyd

Madison Bozinoff

Malulani Bria

Kaylin Brown

Rachel Brownjohn

Olive Burd

Germán Castellanos Reyes

Madeline Cericola

Vicky Chau

Amber Chen

Victor Chen

Wendy Ching

Connie Chu

Channon Chung

Leonardo Cilmi

Emma T. Conway

Nicole Corso

Qamile Dani

Magdalena de la Torre Suárez

Amanda Ericson

Dan Feldman

Anna Feng

Natalia Flores

Peter Frasco

Lucia Garza

Mariana Gaviria

Mikey Hefez

Adrianna Hinsey

Avinash Hirdaramani

Marielle Holland

Grace Hong

Surkho Shane Hong

Pauline Hotelier

Dylan Hughes

Jiyoung Hwang

Sonali Jain

Andrea S. Jassir

Christina Jenkins

Maria Jessica

Erin Johnston

Javarius Jones

Yea Ji Jung

Rachel Kahn

Anastasia Kharchenko

Jonathan Haojaq Kho

Alexa Kim

Cindy Dawon Kim

Sang Dennis Kim

Somin Kim

Yoonji Kim

Kyungmin Ko

Sidney Law

Kevin Lee

Jane Lee

Matheus Dal Santo Lewis Sage Smith

Kristiana Marcon

Hannah Marshall

Kruti Mehta

Gabriel Mester

Charlotte Miller

Mintra Morrison

Tamir Moses

Kaisha Murzamadiyeva

Thomas Nghia Nguyen

Lanie Nowak

Satoe Onizuka

Steven Orts

Owen Pace

Tatyana Palacios

Herin Park

Olga Pavlova

Luli Peralta-Esquivel

Lindsay Petricca

Constanza Pinto

Shreya Razak

Costanza Reiser

Vincent Riportella

Bateel Saber

Ahana Seth

Cristina Soberon

Rebecca Speiser

Natalia Spotts

Sabrina Steck

JD Stephenson Jr.

Richard Supriano

Eden Tartour

Jissaura Taveras Hernandez

Nathalia Tello Arias

Liz Tsai

Altyn Turdukulova

Amena Tyebji

Gabriela Vieira

Juan Diego Villegas

Yige Wang

Evelyn Wu

Jessie Yao

Crystal Yin

Rebecca Jiayi Zhou