Mark Chan
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Proxy

 
 

PROXY

Fostering a welcoming environment for international students.

 

Proxy is a way to help international students within college campuses all over the United States by fostering a community that supports, empowers and encourages.

Through purposeful interaction with both new and existing international students, Proxy aims to take a proactive stance in connecting individuals together and allowing stories and experiences to be shared easily. We aspire to create a more welcoming atmosphere on campuses for these students who have taken the courage to leave home to study abroad.

 

SCOPE

Identity
User Interface

SCHOOL

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UNITY PATTERN SYSTEM

An abstract system of patterns was created to represent the diversity of the international student community in a way that didn't leave any particular individual out. These patterns were derived from the four different ways to interact with Proxy.

 
 
 
 
 
 

SHARING STORIES

Proxy's main purpose is to create communities where stories and experiences can be shared in order to encourage and support international students. On-campus Verifiers meet with students that require assistance and pair them with Helpers that would benefit them the most.

 
 
 
 

PURPOSEFUL INTERACTIONS

All incoming international students will receive a welcome packet from Proxy, which includes an introduction to the program, useful information, a map to locate the on-campus Proxy office, as well as badges that say hello in different languages that will help international students identify one another, quickly creating new connections.

 
 
 
 

EXTENDING OUR REACH

Proxy's mobile app connects students to helpful resources on the go. The app contains useful information for Askers, as well as supportive features for Seekers and Helpers, which include checking up on upcoming appointments and chatting with matched Seekers, Helpers, or with Proxy's Verifiers.

 
 
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