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Tapestry aims to overcome echo chambers and political and ideological distancing by allowing users to address difficult topics through storytelling.

On the platform, users can both ask and answer questions within topics like politics, education, identity, health, entertainment, and climate. 

The system is anonymous so users can read and share content without inherently assuming biases based on user profile information.

Core Design Features:

  1. Question & Answer Design: users can ask a question or post a story in response to a question.

  2. User Anonymity: prevents biases when reading other people’s stories and a greater feeling of safety when writing and sharing personal stories.

  3. Character Minimums: a 280 character minimum for answers urges users to use long-form text with the goal of slowing down responses.

Visual Identity:

CHI Paper Submission:

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