COMD 520 Section 5 & 6 at Pratt Institute

Home Interrupted (HI)

Home Interrupted (HI)

Project by
Maria Useche

Spring 2018

Experimental Social Media

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Home Interrupted (HI) is meant to provide a neutral platform for users to remove small talk and begin a conversation with substance. Ideally reviving the way we communicated prior to modern technology. The web-site’s name captures the idea of walking into a stranger’s home and interrupting the intimacy. The 9 Questions will produce the same feeling of vulnerability as when inviting a stranger into your home.

Similar to a social media platform, Home Interrupted (HI) is meant to encourage people to share and communicate with other users. The difference being the only content shared are their profiles, responses to the 9 questions, and image of the object they would save in a fire. By limiting what a user can post; the site will encourage communication, rather than serve as a host for updates on personal matters.

Every conversation begins with a greeting, so why not start the conversation on HI?

Maria Useche


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Maria Useche

I'm a graphic design student interested in creating better communication across today's boundaries. Particularly interested in changing the way language has become a barrier for the modern day individual, observing commonalities and then integrating them into my projects in order to start a conversation. I believe the point of design is to ease the daily life and graphic design is the vessel to make this happen whether it be through cleverly placing information or imagining something new.








User Experience Design

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