“File Bud - an Essential Worker App”
About this Project:
Name of App: File Bud
Interviewed: Civil Engineer
Main Function: Filing
App Category: Business
Function: To help with filing and checking your files all at the same time based on a different client.
The name of my app is called File Bud. The colors for my app are blue, white, steel, and navy blue. This app helps with file checking and filing documents coming from various clients since the civil engineer expressed issues with files being organized between complete and incomplete while working with clients. One additional thing I wanted to add is a checkbox notification to tell the user if they are missing certain files.
About the program at DreamYard
As a collective, we took the time to define essential work in our communities and then choose accessible people in occupations related to our definitions. This project challenges small problems in individuals ' jobs that could help them work more effectively and efficiently. They need varied depending on the essential worker but everyone had small issues that complied and impeded their work.
Students went through a process of familiarizing themselves with the Human-Centered Design approach and their personal design process in the fall where they made a face mask from scratch with minor improvements that they individually brainstormed. In the spring, they took their understanding of their process, chose essential workers, and developed a list of questions to best understand their work and the small and large issues that arise in their day-to-day. After conducting interviews students synthesized their notes and chose a simple problem they could solve with an app. At the same time, they learned about the basics of apps, product design, wireframing, and graphic design to build the idea for their project.