“Give or Take”
About this Project:
A math teacher by the name of Lindsay started "Tiny Purple Pantries" in Brooklyn to help people who need food.
We are the Exquisite Cleopatras, a group of tenth-grade students from the Brooklyn Design League, who created a mobile app to help people locate the Tiny Purple Pantries. Our mobile app is called Give or Take. The app helps those in need of food, find the location of Tiny Purple Pantries in their area and provides a scale (on 1 – 5) that shows how much food is in the pantry so that users can select the best option.
We started our initial app design by interviewing Lindsay, the Tiny Purple Pantries founder to help define our ideas (the problem, the solution, and the outcome). We then mapped our Happy Path using Jam Board. Our team is now working on preliminary app design using a website platform called Figma with the end goal of creating a fully functional mobile app. We, the Exquisite Cleopatras, are hoping to win Emoticon while helping fix hunger in our community.
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Feedback from the Judges:
Thank you so much for sharing this project with us. I love what you've created here! It's a simple, fun way to make food more accessible in NYC and it's a great way to take something that already exists—Tiny Purple Pantries—and optimize it to impact the user at a higher level.
I especially like the graphics and the message of "give what you have; take what you need". In addition to being a core part of mutual aid, it's an effective way to make it clear what the pantries are for and how to use them. Great work!
I also really like that you shared your process and started with interviewing your 'customer' to get more perspective. Understanding your customer is the key to creating great experiences!