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Refine & Scale “Sunny”, a Chatbot for Psychological Wellbeing
MAS: Media Arts and Sciences
Jaya Narain (email@example.com), Monique Davey (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Tina Quach (email@example.com)
Beginning Spring 2019, we built Sunny, a Facebook Messenger chatbot to promote meaningful, positive connections within small groups of friends or family by facilitating positive messages. We tested Sunny with 3 groups of 4 people and received a lot of positive feedback. The interviews and data from our preliminary study suggest that Sunny could have a positive effect on people’s relationships and self-esteem. The UROP: We are looking for a UROP student to continue development Sunny and get the chatbot ready to deploy in a larger study and to the population at large. There is plenty of space for creativity in UX design, back-end development, and study design and evaluation techniques. Contact: Please email Jaya Narain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Monique Davey (email@example.com), and Tina Quach (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in this position.