Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Project Center

Washington, DC


Aid to Artisans U (ATAU) is an e-learning platform that was designed to educate artisans from underdeveloped countries on business skills, and connect them to buyers and markets. The goal of this project was to promote ATAU’s new networking features and build connections between artisans, designers, and buyers. The team used methods including supporting users, improving the ATAU website, and promoting ATAU’s networking features through email and personal interactions. The team identified core problems with ATAU’s networking platform and provided recommendations to mitigate these problems.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs