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The project by the name "Distribute" is an app that faces the problem of hunger around the world. We came up with this idea when we were eating lunch at school and realized how much untouched food is thrown away.
How the app works is by a basic and straightforward menu that tells you where is everything, from here you can purchase food with points that are given to you when you donate food, however you can also get food from a limited stock that is just meant to be donated to the people who can't access points because of their condition as having no food to donate to get points.
<-- menu <-- purchase with points or from donations.
To start off, you make your profile to get access with the app.Then in the handbook section shows how the app works and what you can or can not do in the app.Then in Purchase, shows the Dry foods and the Liquids sections where you ordered with or without points.
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Deren Guler is a technologist, designer, and educator who’s work focuses on designing accessible technology solutions and tools. She is the founder of the brand Teknikio, a line of creative electronic parts and kits for future inventors. She is also Adjunct Faculty in the Design and Technology department at Parsons School for Design and leads workshops around designing for the future around the world.
As a human-centered designer, I believe that design is empathy. I create systems, services and products that are better catered to people’s needs by giving them the agency to participate in the design process. Growing up as a third culture kid has meant my upbringing and community are my greatest inspiration. It has inculcated empathy in me to different kinds of people and perspectives. My passion project is figuring out how to make the education system more responsive to today's youth. This is important to me as a creative that struggled in a system that prioritizes academia over the arts.
What I do all day at work?
I process books and serials, new acquisitions, to send to the offsite facility ReCAP which is shared between NYPL, Princeton, and Harvard libraries. I also send books to conservation for repairs.
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Types of work that I do
Audio/Video, IT & Cybersecurity, Social Media
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Culture/Heritage, Mental Health, Social Justice
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
Stop expecting YOU from everyone else.
Amanda is a key member of Emoti-Con's Steering Committee. When she was a high school student, Amanda presented her Mouse Design League projects at Emoti-Con several years in a row. Now, as an alum, she has returned to Emoti-Con to help design, plan, and lead it.