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Service Design (MA)

Xiaoyu Zhang


OasisEase aims to create a supportive community garden environment through an online platform, providing engaging gardening activities for individuals living alone with limited time, finances, and space. Our goal is to effectively alleviate their stress, anxiety, and depression in the early stages of daily life.

The Problem

Young people living alone in apartments lack the means to reasonably cope with feelings of isolation and stress.

The lack of affordable gardening knowledge and resources makes it difficult for them to find a sustainable solution.

There is a lack of ways to meet other plant lovers to help people find new friends through a common hobby.


Accessible and abundant growing spaces in London at your fingertips

Addressing the issue of abandoned plants during relocation

Facilitating shared plant care and fostering new social connections

Collaborating with plant institutions to offer enhanced and expert plant knowledge


By promoting positive interaction with plants, it enables people living alone to overcome time, financial and spatial constraints. This not only improves their overall well-being, but also relieves inner anxiety, reduces stress and depression.

Degree Details

School of DesignService Design (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Stevens Building, Second and third floors

Theoretical origin

Who am I ?

I am currently a service designer and visual designer. So not only do I specialise in upfront user research and gathering data for product iteration, but I also specialise in visual output, having graduated first in my undergraduate degree in design.

I love working with people from different disciplines and fields, I find it a great opportunity and challenge. I have a strong interest in healthcare, social issues and designing for future, and I hope to explore this area in the future.