Nowadays people have the will to expand their social circles, but the biggest challenge is how to find the right people without wasting the time on endless social feeds. Buddy is an app that intends to solve this problem from the workplace. It allows users to meet their colleagues whom they have never met in their daily work. Compared to other community apps, Buddy finds people who share similar backgrounds and interests with users, then deepens their connections during their lunch or coffee time on weekdays.
Yanwen is an award-winning designer specializing in user experience, data visualization and graphic design. When Yanwen served as a User Experience Designer at Conde Nast Digital, she worked on multiple global brands' website redesign projects, including Glamour, Conde Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Teen Vogue and Golf Digest. Those projects have been nominated by the Webby Awards in 2015 and 2016. Besides that, Yanwenâ€™s design has been exhibited in New York and Beijing, China. Additionally, her work has been featured in various publications. Now she serves as a judge for CSS Design Awards 2017, 47th Creativity International Award, 9th China International UXD Award and a mentor for 2017 UXPA NYC mentorship program.