Empathy Building Tools
Exploring empathy through social experimentation
The importance of empathy is a regarded lens to navigate through while designing. I wanted to explore the meaning of empathy, how to better practice empathy, and how it differs from love. As a designers, we should be asking ourselves how can I be more empathic?
My hope with “It’s a Love Thing” is to encourage deeper connections through practicing meaningful forms of discussion.
A research book
“It’s a Love Thing” is a compilation of secondary research and in-depth interviews which explore the difference between love and empathy. The book breaks down what it means to be empathic and experiments different techniques to build empathy with strangers and peers. “It’s a Love Thing” explains the concept of feeling versus emotion, love verses fear, different forms of love relationships, and why there is a lack of empathy in pop culture. Lastly, two social experiments put prating empathy in social settings to the test.