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Joey Wang

MA work

Wilde Town

According to the LGBT Movement Advancement Project, 1/3 of LGBT Boomers say their greatest fear of aging is discrimination from both the younger (<60) LGBT community and the mainstream elderly population. As a result, they’re 80% less likely to use adult social services, are twice as likely to develop mental illnesses and tend to become institutionalized earlier than the general public. Once institutionalized, over 50% feel they must go back in the closet as protection against homophobia-forcing them to disconnect from their LGBT communities and become completely isolated.

For aging LGBT boomers who feel discriminated and isolated, Wilde Town is a safe and guided social networking platform that removes the mental barriers which lead to self-isolation. Thus empowering users to form meaningful bonds, join alternative care families and offer their skills to a rich and diverse community eager to connect with these pioneers of the gay liberation movement.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2017

  • I'm a human-centered designer focused on social impact, strategy, design research and user experience design.

  • Degrees

  • BS Product Design, ArtCenter College of Design, California, 2012