social isolation

Pronto: An App For Community Engagement



A recent study by the Vancouver Foundation found that social isolation was the single largest concern for residents in the Lower Mainland. Furthermore, many individuals living in Metro Vancouver are "retreating from community life" (Vancouver Foundation, 2012).

As designers, we hoped to capture an opportunity to help eliminate social isolation through encouraging users to engage within their communities while also providing an accessible and convenient method to do so. It's getting out into the community and taking part in social activities that sparks engagement and creates the possibility of change. As a result, we created Pronto: an app that personally invites users to local, real-time events that mach their specific interests.  


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