An App/Software Project
By Nicole, Salvatore, and Sara
Middle School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ IS 75
About this Project:
Our app is an easy and efficient way to unite you with your new best friend! With a wide range of animals from dogs and cats to reptiles and rabbits, we will help you find your forever pet. Our app even connects with pet stores to cover all your pet adoption needs! We believe our product is helpful and easy to use so we hope you enjoy it. (This is not actually available for download.)
Feedback from the Judges:
Tom Bijesse 👏 Associate Director of Content Development & Training at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This app is a great idea! The pet adoption process needs innovation to improve the process in which pets are matched with owners. My question is how you could potentially partner with adoption clinics to allow them to upload "pet profiles" directly to the app.
Danny Jimenez 👏 Information Assistant at New York Public Library — Emoti-Con Judge
The app addresses one of the hardest aspects of adoption and that is matching the adoptee to a pet that would fit them and their lifestyle. I really liked the app being an all stop shop ordeal. The pet profiles are a really great idea as when I'm looking to adopt a pet, I'm invested in their unique personalities and quirks. Great job!
Holly Tienken 👏 Assistant Professor, Communication Design at Kutztown University — Emoti-Con Judge
Your presentation design and content is just wonderful! It is incredibly detailed and every question I had in the beginning, you answered in the end. I appreciate how you expressed with areas you still wanted to work on for improvements. I was thinking what might help set this a bit apart from petfinder even more, is that if the people that want to adopt a pet upload a profile of what pet they are looking for and what city/state that would only be viewable to rescues and shelters, not to the public. The rescues and shelters can view adoptee profiles and contact them if they have a pet that meets their wish, but also maybe the app can make a "match" between a adoptee human and an animal! You made wonderful design decisions with the amount of pages you created, it is obvious the topic is something you were all passionate about.
Diane Levitt 👏 Sr. Director of K-12 Education at Cornell Tech — Emoti-Con Judge
As a dog owner and lover I really appreciate the love and thought behind this app! Your logo, slides and video were very fun and colorful. I was impressed by the wide variety of pets a user could look for. I don't think I've ever seen an app that searches for reptiles and birds. I like the idea you have of eventually adding pictures of people with their adopted pets <3. One thing you might consider adding are resources on how to care for the pets once they're adopted. Great work!
Feedback from the Community:
Nicole 👏 a Middle School Student
Hello Tom, here at Explore pets if you want to upload a pet profile you can send us an Email with pictures and information about the pet that we can put on our app! Easy and simple -Explore Pets worker
👏 a High School Student
I love the this idea for an app as it would help many people finding the perfect pet for them
👏 a Technology Professional from Staten Island
This is a great app and it is something that a lot of people can use as they look for a companion. Also, love the easy-to-follow features and tech.
Jackie P 👏 a Technology Professional from NYCDOE District 31
This is a cool app and a great way to access pet adoptions, which is super important. Sometimes folks aren't ready to have a pet and this is a good way to do checks on folks who are looking around for a new furry friend!