Taking these insights into consideration, we developed "Dear Avenidas," a platform to connect seniors and youth in their communities. Seniors would receive questions from younger people asking for advice, young people write questions through a web interface, and these questions are then printed onto paper to be responded to by a senior.
To simulate the user experience on the senior side, we returned to Avenidas with printed-out questions gathered from students, from "what is the secret to a happy marriage?" to "what do you wish you had prioritized in your twenties?" We distributed these questions to seniors to test the appeal of writing responses to such questions, and received positive feedback.
We also developed a functional prototype for the student experience, allowing users to browse questions and responses, react and comment, and submit their own questions.