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“Hand-in-Need App”

An App/Software Project
By Ashlym, Makayla, Rihanna, and Raymer
Middle School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ Vista Academy
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About this Project:

“We can’t help everyone, But everyone can help someone”


-Ronald Reagan


I was inspired by this one episode of Liza on Demand where she uses an app called task it to help her find jobs. Improve communication for people who need personal, physical or mental help.

Project Media

Images

Hand in Need Virtual Project Fair Slide 1 Hand in Need Virtual Project Fair Slide

Slides

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Feedback from the Judges:

Carrie Wieteska 👏 Account Manager at Clark — Emoti-Con Judge
I like the idea of connecting people who need help with those who want to give it. It's definitely a clever idea, I'd like to see more about how you would differentiate the app from other similar ones. There's a big market for this sort of app these days!

Anderson Emerole 👏 Learning Design Manager at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a great app! I love that there are various services that you can search for and select. I also love the icon and name of the app as it is very welcoming!

Sarah Judd 👏 Curriculum Manager at AI4ALL — Emoti-Con Judge
The interface seems pretty user-friendly; nice large buttons that are clear about where they take you. Nice set of lots of different options, and the integration with maps is very helpful for finding directions.

When you are asking for information from users, it is always helpful to question why you need it. Why does this app ask for gender? Does that matter for the sorts of jobs people will do? As a non-binary person myself I wish there was a non-binary option for "gender" if you do decide you need to ask it - and probably add a text box for people to self-describe.

I would love to hear more about your process! The questions you ask on the process slides are good ones; I'd love to hear their answers!

I love the logo! It's very friendly and warm.

Jessica Hochman 👏 We Need 2 Talk & The Equity & Disproportionality Lab at Temple University — Emoti-Con Judge
The design of both your logo and your slide deck really communicates a lot about the app. Through images, you have really captured the spirit of helping hands and mutual aid. Your idea of connecting people who need help to those who can give it seems particularly important in our pandemic moment. I'd love to know a little more about your design process: how did you come up with this idea? Were there experiences and stories that inspired you? I also appreciate the way you approach the need for help without judgement; this attitude is so needed in our culture. This app has a lot of potential.

Olga Russo 👏 Associate Director | GPO at Ernst & Young LLP — Emoti-Con Judge
I like how the students described how the idea came to their mind. This is a professional advertisement! Good job!!
Application is useful and allows to give/use hands on different activities. I think this will also to help people who is single an just looking for friends!
Great job!!!

Feedback from the Community:

Sirr 👏 a Middle School Student from Ghana
help people in need.
Rihanna 👏 a Middle School Student from Vista Academy
I love the design because I was one of the people that help make it but why isn't my name on there I'm kind of confused🤔🤔🤔
Rihanna 👏 a Middle School Student from Vista Academy
I love the design because I was one of the people that help make it but why isn't my name on there I'm kind of confused🤔🤔🤔
Mya 👏 a Middle School Student from Brooklyn
Rihanna I love how the work that you'll into it , and the graphics great 👍👌
Marliza 👏 a Middle School Student from Vista Academy
I really like this idea! It's a great way to better the community by recruiting people to help or giving people a place where they can ask for help! Amazing!
Eliani 👏 a Middle School Student from NYC
This is very smart of you guys, i feel like people always need someone to talk to, but just dont have the nerve to pay for a therapist. And i love the job idea too. Good job!
Daniel 👏 a Middle School Student from Vista Academy
good job looks like the best of all of our apps
Victor 👏 a Middle School Student
I like the idea of your project its very nice.
Giselle 👏 a Middle School Student from Vista Academy
This, for sure, should be an app. It'll be very nice and kind for people who can help others! Good job, you four!
Davian 👏 a Middle School Student
This sounds like a great idea.
👏 a Middle School Student
it could be very helpful
Jayna 👏 a Middle School Student from Brooklyn
Hi Rihanna I like how you'll come up with the drawing Hands in need perfect. There's a lot of kids in need . Ps friend of mya
Ms. Wu 👏 a Teacher
Great job scholars!
Ricky 👏 a Community Member from New York
I can see a lot of potential for this app. The app has a simple design and the user interface looks simple, which is a positive aspect. This makes it easier for people of various age groups to use the app. It can also serve as a way for people to network and make connections with other people from varying backgrounds.