Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2024

Drawing inspiration from platforms like Relish and Snapchat, Entwine is an app designed for friends to strengthen their relationships and capture new memories through photography, by enabling users to create prompts and challenges.

The seed of Entwine sprouted from a realization—the power of connection lies in responsiveness. Research by Caravello and Crocker conducted in 2010, "Creating Good Relationships: Responsiveness, Relationship Quality, and Interpersonal Goals” highlights that "projected and reciprocated responsiveness" strengthens both parties' relationship investments. This quote resonated deeply and ignited my passion to explore design solutions that foster meaningful connections.

Within Entwine, users can seamlessly share their photos with friends throughout the day and create a dynamic timeline of shared experiences. Entwine allows users to strengthen their community by allowing them to respond to their friends’ challenges to build context and bring more perspectives to a topic. Finally, Entwine automatically compiles an overview of all the shared photos, providing a snapshot of the collected photos for the challenge, and users can revisit their favorite prompts through the in-app calendar.

Entwine is more than just a social media platform; it's a bridge built from personal experiences and the research of human connection. Inspired by the profound impact of shared memories on relationships, Entwine is designed to nurture and engage genuine bonds between users.

Entwine isn't just about capturing moments. It's about fostering understanding, empathy, and a sense of belonging.

Sera Aksoy

Faye Arranz

Shravani Bagawde

Han Bao

Iryna Baran

Zein Bdeir

Victoria Beyrard

Anna Blyumenkrants

Tatiana Boccone

Megan Brill

Andrea Chang

Longcan (Hugo) Chao

Jolene Chen

Yu Tung Chen

Yuntong Chen

Loki Chow

Hong Jet Chua

Erin May Cochanco

Janet Delavan

Gayoung Do

Fang Dong

Julia Du

Manan Dua

Colin Elmer

Millie Faber

Siyao Fang

Noah Farjani

Hina Fernstrom

Leslie Fonseca

Sarahi Garcia

Amanda Guo

Charlotte Hailstone

Jieun Han

Mary Hatcher

Elliana Hau

William Hsu

Olivia Hu

Grace Huang

Jung Hwangbo

Krishika Jain

Yoo-Jin Jang

Janice Ji

Wenjie Ji

Eneya Joshua

Yung Ching (Aurora) Juang

Maya Kalinowski

Jasmine Kan

Nabeeha Khalid

Palakh Khetrapal

Jessie Kil

Hope Kim

Hye Yoon Kim

Jenny JaeMin Kim

Lindsay Kim

Aarya Kini

Claudia Kok

Vidhi Kontham

Themis Kung

Hoi Man Kwok

Katherine Lam

Camille Le Bars

Haylee Lee

Minjae Lee

Stacey Lee

Chenxiao Li

Vivian Liu

Sarah Ma

Rosie Mai

Kamryn McKenna

Haley Moore

Graeme Mounsey

Syrus Mow

Viviann Nguyen

Chloé Nini

Smitee Oberoi

Talita Ozkok

Surya Pande

Shruti Pathak

Kelly Peng

Aayushi Pitta

Zoey Poole

Kiara Putrilia

Anjali Raju

Rand Rivera

Virajini Sanghai

Sofia Santana Arrezola

Noor Selim

Anna Sham

Lakeisha Esthetique Sharonina

Carly Shelton

Mengqi Shen

Vanessa Shimon

Alex Vinicius Silva

Arjun Sivaprakasam Thamilarasan

Hajin Son

Yi Song

Alexander Soukakos

Aarya Srikumar

Hannah Suh

Yuka Tamura

Cynthia Huiwen Tan

Sidhya Tikku

Raquel Trevino

Sophie Tsang

Gianna Waldron

Haotian Wang

Yi Wang

Yichen Wang

Yingjie Wang

Victoria Winter

Sage Won

Sora Wong

Shiyao Wu

Tong Wu

Qian Xiang

Faith Xue

Tong Yu

Helen Zhang

Jinyi Zhang

Yixiao Zhao

Yufan Zhao

Haiyu Zhou

Yining Zhou

Feiya Zuo