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RATIO - Design Studio

Ratio is a design studio that uses a unique crowdsourcing method to receive work. It’s a joint venture with Urvi Raghbeer that started off as an experimental project in our senior year at Parsons. We began by trying to answer the question “Can design thinking solve everyday problems?” and we then interviewed a hundred people with a simple question: “What is one problem you face in your everyday life?”

After conducting user research, we selected ten problems based on the frequency or our interest and this became our prompt to design ten simple solutions; we designed four each individually and two collaboratively. One solution was completed each week using a "sprint" methodology and design thinking—an approach that matches the user’s needs with what is technologically practical and can create demand.

We now aim to open Ratio up to the public by launching our website thisisratio.com and hope for future collaborations with engineers, entrepreneurs, and others from a variety of different fields. 

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