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Galleries // 2023 Spark:Fall/Winter Student // Blurry Family: Flat-sharing Service

Blurry Family: Flat-sharing Service


Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Yein Lee
Design Type: Web, UX, UI, IXO, HCII
Company / Organization / School: KDM+/ Seoul National University
Team Members: Yein Lee

The number of unmarried single-person households in South Korea continues to grow,
but they have lower happiness rates than multi-person households due to their financial status and interpersonal stress. Due to the poor communal living environment of share houses, 2030 non-married people, who make up the largest share of single-person households, prefer co-living houses with separate private spaces and cultural facilities. However, premium, high-priced co-living houses cannot solve the problem of housing costs, deepening the polarization of single-person living environments due to the economic power gap. To bridge the gap between share houses and co-living houses, we need to improve the co-living experience in share houses. The field research for Gen 2030 has experience 
with co-living shows 
that finding the right co-residents is an important factor in shared living. However, most existing methods for finding co-residents are recruited by managers, 
resulting in a cumbersome search process and a lack of prior communication between co-residents. Blurry Family proposes a pre-search process for co-living that centers on "who" rather than "where".
 The team-conceptualized cohousing resident navigation system ensures efficient communication and transparency among residents. It supports flexible family community building and communication through co-living gatherings.