PAWS started as a last-minute idea for a class project. After recently creating an Instagram account for my newly adopted cat, I wanted other pet lovers to experience the joys of sharing pictures of their pets online. My first three ideas included a digital dream diary, a budgeting app for students, and a pet-centered social media platform. The latter received the most support from my peers.

Phase 1: User Research

I interviewed a pool of people about their interest in pets and social media usage.

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