Social well-being has always been an important aspect of the human condition. Since the emergence of social networking services (SNS), people have looked to these online platforms to fulfill various aspects of social well-being such as togetherness, relatedness and belonging. Current social networking services fulfill some of these aspects, but inadvertently incorporate certain negative ones. This has contributed to increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and even higher suicide rates among teenagers. Thus, we formulated the design of Patchwork, a SNS that aims to support social engagement and a sense of relatedness by incrementally building a network of photos and actively avoids introducing the negative side-effects of today’s social networking services. We explore the design of Patchwork through a paper prototype that carefully melds the models, theories and frameworks presented in three HCI monographs: Experience Design by Marc Hassenzahl, Context-Aware Mobile Computing by Geri Gay, and Designing for Gesture and Tangible Interaction by Mary Lou Maher and Lina Lee.