In Design Research and Integration class, Khunprasert teamed up with Eden Lew, Natsuki Hayashi, and Belen Tenerio on researching and designing for Minimum Wage Workers in NYC. This twelve week class by Sarah Rigid encouraged student to talk to target users, prototype speculative tools, and come up with a solution. Ascend is platform for Minimum wage workers who are trying to liberate themselves from government’s system. The program helps those who are independent but scared by offering three-step-support. It connects people in the same situation by motivating each other through story-telling.