Grandma’s companion

An installations for my grandma to provide awareness of my well-being and daily activities through photographs and voice mail.

Jingyi Wen


While modern technology is making remote communication easier, senior people like my grandma still don't have many choices. Even learning how to use a smartphone is challenging enough for her and she still prefers to use a flip phone and she’s only doing phone calls with it. But phone calls are far from enough for our communication.

My thesis project aims to explore a more accessible way to strengthen the bonding and create better companionship for elder people like my grandma. The end goal is to create an easy-to-use product that can show my daily life visually and auditorily to my grandma.

IMA/ITP New York
Product Design,Accessible