Thesis: More Than Kimchi & Cash

This was my thesis project for a Masters in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. It explores how a cultural artifact can be used to design for cultural identity.

Certain products have the power to shape cultural identity. Korean Americans in the United States are one group among many who are still developing their own culture. Within this group, there is a disconnect between Frst generation parents and their children. As children leave for college, communication further dwindles.

This service explores interaction opportunities to enhance relations between Korean American parents and their children. There is also an opportunity for this product to be a platform for future products involving other cultures.