Parsons School of Design
BFA Communication Design
Thesis 2024

Have you ever felt anxious making new friends, uncertain of how you're perceived in social settings? Or ever felt trapped in a parasocial relationship, unsure how to break free? Or have you ever felt overwhelmed at work, unable to anticipate your colleagues' thoughts, or struggled with plummeting self-esteem while comparing yourself to others on social media?

Give & Take is a revolutionary app designed to help users record how they feel and understand the flow of energy in their lives. Exploring reciprocal relationships and the flow of energy exchange enables individuals to dismantle psychological barriers, presenting a transformative avenue towards mental well-being that nurtures inspiration and alleviates stress. With this app, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery, enhanced self-esteem, and deeper societal connections like never before. Whether you're aiming to prioritize self-care, cultivate gratitude, or foster more meaningful relationships, Give & Take measures your progress and motivates every step of the way.

In navigating the challenge of choosing a thesis topic, I confronted a personal hurdle: my inclination to distance myself from emotional narratives in my work. This realization traced back to my formative years spent as a "giver" when I poured my energy into supporting others around me, with some of them navigating battles with depression. By using this app, my loved ones embarked on a path of self-reflection, emerging with newfound empathy and understanding. Simultaneously, it emboldened me to break free from my emotional constraints, empowering me to express my thoughts with unwavering conviction.

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

ChloƩ 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