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2020 has been a hard year, undoubtedly. When approaching one of the final projects for my UI/UX Design class this semester, I couldn’t help thinking, “Isn’t there something more important I should be worrying about right now?” Not to knock the merits of higher education, but I felt like with the world burning down around me (and I mean literally, I live in California), there were perhaps “worthier” pursuits I should’ve been focusing on. And yet, with all the news, information, and education I had gotten from my surroundings, I felt helpless. This is a clear sign of my privilege…


When designing my speculative object, my main goal was creating something that could make the society feel more utopian, since the structure of it initially seems very dystopian. My micro kingdom exists in a future version of the United States that has broken up into five different societies, mine being made up of the former states Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. These states have formed their own monarchies and are constantly at war with each other for resources. Since the current largest export or form of income for many of these states is mined minerals or computer parts (made from…


For our critical code project, my group decided to do a code intervention based around the opinions of Greek life at USC. As students at the school, we had all been exposed to our fair share of Greek life whether through frat parties, Greek life events, or friends in the orgs. However, our general opinion of Greek life wasn’t great. USC’s fraternities and sororities have a reputation for being racist and sexist, and as women/NB people of color we had all experienced that prejudice firsthand, but when we looked on the r/USC subreddit, the opinions were largely positive. Although Reddit…

Kris Yuan

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