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“Foodie World”

An App Design Project
By Rafia, Sadia, and Samuela
High School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ Bronx International HS
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About this Project:

During the International day in our school, We did an activity which was about sharing foods from our respective cultures. We got to know about the diversity of foods which was really interesting to know But we did not know how to make it or a place where we can find those food if we want to taste it again.

It came in our mind, to create a website where everybody will have access to recipes from different countries or cultures of the world. We thought that it was a good idea to promote our foods diversification through a website and support our small businesses through our app. In addition, we create a small video to encourage and show people how to support small businesses.

Design Process:

We used our inspiration and experiences of using different apps and websites to brainstorm our website and app’s content outline.

The website is still in development. We used our design skills on Canva to create our website’s look and content as well for our app. For the video content, we use our video content creativity on scratch based on our personal experience with small businesses.

Once our design was done, we shared with our close friends for feedback and we reached out to a contact working at Google, who gave us some tips on our app and website.

We reviewed our apps and made the most edits we could during the time period allowed.

Project Media


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Feedback from the Judges:

Carrie Wieteska 👏 Account Manager at Clark — Emoti-Con Judge
I really like the idea of combining a recipe app with something that supports local restaurants - my only question would be whether that limits the location of people who use it? I know I often come across recipes that sound interesting but I'm not sure I could do it justice, so knowing where I could get it at a restaurant is a great add-on. It looks like you can search by cuisine as well as recipe, which is smart, and I thought the idea of offering links to similar recipes is clever - especially if that links to recipes that use similar ingredients in another cuisine, to further get people to engage with other cultures.

Olivia Ing 👏 Founder, CEO at Playspaces — Emoti-Con Judge
Hi Sadia, Rafia, Samuela! I love, love, love your idea. As a cultural foodie myself, I can totally imagine myself using this platform. I think the idea itself has the potential to offer small food and restaurant businesses a much-needed spotlight to thrive. I am impressed by your teamwork in developing and presenting your ideas together across many devices and even extended into such a fun promo video! The screens you have laid out are very clear and easy to use.

I love that you can search by cuisine and recipes. Since you have those mouthwatering food photos on the detailed page, I might suggest showing some of those photos in the general search menu to make the search more visually appetizing, especially for foodies that may be less familiar with international foods.
I also love that you are using this platform to help out small restaurants with charity features, and the promo video has really helped illustrate the idea.

Stephen Marshall 👏 Front Developer/Software Engineer at Oakman Aerospace (A Redwire company) — Emoti-Con Judge
I was so excited to see "Bourek" in here - my mother, who is from Algeria, used to make them all the time when I was a kid! There's lots of recipe and food apps out there, but most of them are more of a blog experience. This unique take offers users the chance to celebrate the rich cultures of the world, and enjoy tasty, unique dishes from local restaurants- all with a concise delivery and crisp design - I love it! My only recommendation would be that, rather than request restaurants opt-in to your app, you might incorporate them using a service like the Google Places API (which gives you accesses to data on local businesses). That way, you can direct web traffic to these restaurants and generate click revenue from the app. Nice work!

Sarah Maldonado 👏 Program Manager, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This. Is. Incredible! The pitch and backstory are fantastic and there are so many wonderful components to this site and app. I appreciate seeing the iterations of your project and the variety of dishes you've included (and plan to include!). It's great to see the support for a network of small restaurants, while also being a place where people can learn to cook on their own. Not only is this great for people who want to learn about food from other cultures, it could help people connect with their own cultural foods. I know that recipes have been lost in my family over time and it would be great to see similar recipes that match up to my own family history that I could then reintroduce to my family now. Such inspiring work. I hope to see this app out in the world soon, with a community of foodies behind it!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a Technology Professional
Thank you for caring and helping us become aware!
E. A. 👏 a High School Student from BxIHS
The detail and ideas are amazing for selecting the right foods based on our individuals diets! Thank you
👏 a High School Student
This was a creative idea.
👏 a Community Member
I like it. It was creative.
👏 a High School Student from New York
I like the idea of the project
👏 a Middle School Student
That’s amazing!!!
👏 a Community Member
👏 a Community Member from NYC
I love that this is a way for people to celebrate and connect with the diverse cultures and foods in their communities. I don't think being local is limiting at all - in fact, just the opposite; they can help people get to know and connect with their local offerings in an authentic way, and travelers can do the same.
Marsha 👏 a Community Member from Bronx, NY
I love how this allows people to share the delicious parts of their culture and supports small businesses. Wonderful idea.
👏 a Parent from New York
This is a great idea.
👏 a High School Student
It is very good.
👏 a High School Student from New Tork
The projct is good and the idea of local business is good.
👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
Innovative one!!
👏 a High School Student from California
It's is helpful that we can find our country's foods recipes here. It's a very creative.
👏 a High School Student
It's a great idea. It helps us to share our culture with others.
👏 a Middle School Student from California
It's a very awesome and creative idea.
Jayan 👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
I really appreciate the idea at such an young age.... Many of us can't gather the courage to do something out of the box... So highly appreciated
👏 a Middle School Student from California
Here's something we can know about our country's food.
Farhana 👏 a Parent from Bangladesh
The idea was excellent. It was a unique concept.
👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
Very innovative and unique idea and beautifully presented. Well done
👏 a High School Student
I like the idea and this project was really inventive, designing and also productive. :)
👏 a High School Student
This will be helpful for society.
Nowshin 👏 a High School Student from Bronx
I really loved everything about the presentation.
sadia 👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
that was so thoughtful . i loved it
Afreen 👏 a High School Student
i really loved the fact that your creativity is shinning so brightly through this app and website...i loved the design
Protyasha 👏 a High School Student
you have took such an important step through this project is what makes it innovative and helpful for lots of people out there . Not only you'll be helping people to discover the diversity of food culture and new flavors but also supporting the local restaurants. local restaurants are cheaper and they have good quality just like big world wide chains. Then why not help them to grow? it's the duty of each one of us to support various cultures and people around us which peeks through this project really well.
Progga 👏 a Middle School Student
wow. this will really inspire me for my upcoming projects
Sorhab 👏 a Parent
Your support for those small businesses and food suggestions for people who are on diet takes this idea on a whole another level
Rafia 😱 Wondeful 💖 👏 a High School Student from Dhaka, Bangladesh
I really like the idea... It will be very helpful 💖 keep it up... And best wishes from me
Samiha 👏 a High School Student from Dhaka, Bangladesh
Indeed an awesomely creative step. Keep up the good work, dear friend!
Zarin 👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
Mashallah . A good platform to learn about food from various cultures.
Anita 👏 a Middle School Student from Bangladesh
Good work
👏 a High School Student from Bangladesh
Wonderful idea..
Arpa 👏 a High School Student
Great idea ❤️
Farhana 👏 a High School Student
Woah! Amazing! Love the way you presented!
Nuhana 👏 a High School Student from Dhaka,Bangladesh
Such an amazing idea!!
👏 a Community Member from Bronx
Their social message is amazing.
👏 a Community Member from New York
The website and the app is amazing.
👏 a Community Member
Very creative
👏 a Community Member
Wow 👏
👏 a Community Member
I like the idea.
👏 a Community Member
Very innovative
👏 a Community Member
The idea is good. It shows the social message.
👏 a Community Member
As a teen it is very thoughtful.
👏 a Community Member
Very cool project.
👏 a Community Member
I like the project.
👏 a Community Member
Very good job
👏 a Community Member
Love the explaination
👏 a High School Student
I love it!! ❤️❤️❤️
👏 a Community Member
We need this type of website and app.
👏 a Community Member
Connecting to local business was good.
👏 a Community Member
The social message is excellent.
👏 a Community Member from Bangladesh
Very excellent.
👏 a Community Member
I like the way they explain in the video.
👏 a Community Member
The apo and website is creative.
👏 a Community Member
It is good for people.
Laura Ogando 👏 a Technology Professional from NYC DOE, DIIT
I love the idea of this project and its ties to the community. I feel like this aspect of your project is what really separates your ideas from existing food apps. I also loved your presentation. I could tell how much effort and collaboration it took to put together all the parts of your deck. And I really love the video you created to illustrate the impact your app could have on the community. Very well done! I'm looking forward to someday soon being able to download your app from the app store!
👏 a High School Student
The social message is very important.
👏 a Community Member
I like it.
Victor Pinnock 👏 a Teacher from Bronx International High School
This project is amazing! so happy to see all the work and effort you put to develop an app which connect people, food and small businesses. It is an excellent way to share culture and be able to support those same cultures. Creating not just an app but a website and a video made it so that this project stand out as a movement from the start. Great work! can't wait to see it developed!
enqi 👏 a Middle School Student from im from america and new york
i love how they put a lot of effort in this project and wants to help people and create experiences for other people
👏 a Middle School Student
This is really useful! alot of people love to explore other cultures, and this is perfect for them!!
👏 a High School Student from nyc
I like your project alot. I like biryani alot.
Esmin 👏 a Middle School Student from Albania
I really like this idea!
👏 a Middle School Student
I love this!
Nike 👏 a Middle School Student from I am from USA
This is so good
Dairely 👏 a Middle School Student
I like this project because it showed me a lot of things.