The app, Soshi, is designed to allow users to share social media accounts and contact information in one place.
The major, called immersive media design, will combine computer science and art.
The update comes shortly after the city council voted to secure $14 million in bonds to fund the project in August.
Abramowitz died on Aug. 18 after contracting pneumonia.
Design Cultures and Creativity will shift the format of its capstone project.