• Design and Technology (BFA)

    Yi Tang


    Whisper is a social assistant for introverts. With the help of IBM Watson AI, Whisper helps introverts navigate small talk when they make new connections in person. By offering encouragement and guidance and suggesting tailored prompts, Whisper empowers introverts to engage and to perform in networking chats. Whisper reflects on introverts' conflict with a social world that demands extraversion and the fact that there is a lack of inclusion and assistance from technology to enhance in-person connection.