Xiaoyi (Niki) is a service designer driven by human-centred designs, social innovation and the transformative power of technology. With her background in Product and UX design in the smart consumer electronics sector, she thrives to create meaningful experiences and interactions that bridge the gap between human needs and technological possibilities. As a team-player, her greatest strength is her ability to blend design thinking, strategy, and human-centricity whilst facing complex problems. Her mission is to foster meaningful and inclusive social changes, one empathetic experience at a time.
Despite of free testing services provided from the NHS, there are challenges within individual and social behaviours resulting in record-high levels of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. We focus on addressing these challenges, specifically among casual daters who are at high risk of catching STIs.
To combat this, we propose an innovative solution that combines personalised sexual preference exploration with AI-powered assistance to motivate individuals to plan and adhere to their own STI testing regimen. Ultimately, our goal is to empower young heterosexual adults aged 18 to 24 to take control of their sexual health and reduce STI rates as a social shift.