College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Rachel Ma, College of Liberal Arts, Graphic Communication Department


This social app aims to increase a user’s social network through dining experiences. It creates a framework for how their users are to take their connection from the digital realm to the physical one. The app cultivates friendships through individual and group connection, while providing users with suggestions on nearby restaurants to connect in person. This application aims to reach users that may be new to an area and thus may not know anyone and are largely unfamiliar with local restaurants, or even those that simply want to expand their social circle. Because meals are commonly a social or communal event, this app aids in expanding a user’s social network through dining experiences. Social apps such as Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble are designed for connection, though they largely revolve around cultivating romantic relationships while ignoring platonic ones. Along with this, there is a lack of framework for how their users are bridge physical & digital realms. Therefore I see an opportunity to create a social app that aids in expanding a user’s platonic social network with a framework for how and where to meet. This project aims to create a fully designed interface of a mobile application. 1. Improve UX design skills 2. Improve project management abilities (time, accountability, and planning)