The year is 2021. The divisiveness and disconnect between people and cultures at large have been worsening, and there is a desperate need for avenues to increase empathy and understanding between people on a large scale. Humans have gained empathy and understanding throughout history by sharing stories over meals and cooking.  In a time when people can’t come together and bond over a shared meal, what can we do?  

OpenKitchen is a live streaming platform that seeks to provide a space for people to come together and experience recipes and culinary knowledge during a time when in-person experiences aren’t safely sustainable due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The platform is focused on both public and private live streams that have recipes and ingredient lists built into the interface- allowing an easily shared experience that can be savored forever. 


UX Design (MPS) Students