Muqing Niu

How can I bring people happiness when they check the weather in the long and gloomy winters? Can social media data be connected with weather data in a way that delights people when they check the weather?


Minsta is a data mirror that brings in Instagram data and weather data together, using a mirror to deliver people the daily weather information with a delightful correlated Instagram post. In the long gloomy winter in New York, Minsta engages people by brightening their mood at the beginning of every day by connecting them with social media content they find appealing and engaging.



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