An App/Software Project
By Kaelyn, Jhonathan, and Destiny
Middle School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ PS/MS 161
About this Project:
Sneaker Wonderland App was designed and created by three six graders. It is an App that a small business owned by pre-teens can use to sell their in-house superhero designed and manufactured sneakers as well as sneakers from other major mainstream brands. Kaelyn, Jonathan and Destiny thought carefully about what features to include in their Sneaker Wonderland App to help the buyer have an exciting, fun and easy experience when buying their product.
Allowing pre-teens to have the space to think about designing and selling a product gives voice to young people and empower them to be makers rather than just consumers. Sneaker Wonderland App is an example that demonstrates that pre-teens can be some of the best app designers and sneaker designers and makers for a young audience enthusiastic to buy and wear superhero sneakers.
Feedback from the Judges:
Saul Einbinder 👏 Technology Lecturer at Self-Employed — Emoti-Con Judge
Creating your own app is a good way to get your sneaker business off the ground. You've incorporated some unique features that will make your products special.
I'm impressed by the teamwork you display. The enthusiasm conveyed by your video is contagious. It made me want to buy your sneakers right now! It's great that you thought about how you'd get your products manufactured. I especially like the idea that your "talented and amazing designer, Destiny" will add custom details to your sneaker. That is cool, and most importantly, it sets your sneakers apart from other stores. First order free shipping is a clever marketing tactic, too.
I think Sneaker Wonderland can help encourage other kids to be makers like you. Nice job!
Deren Guler 👏 CEO at Teknikio — Emoti-Con Judge
Very interesting idea and great research on the user shopping experience. You have created a very detailed pitch that is easy to understand and follow which is no easy task!I'd be very interested to see where this goes
Mickell Ford 👏 Aluminati Member at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
Wow this is a very ambitious project, but you all come across as if you really have an understanding of what you want your business to look like. I can tell there are real sneakerheads in your team.
I'm impressed at the amount of thought that went into how the app is going to operate since you are offering to customize each pair. Good job all around!
Feedback from the Community:
Clemencia Acevedo 👏 a Teacher from PSMS161 - Don Pedro Albizu Campos
I am so proud of my 6th graders, Destiny, Jhonathan and Kaelyn. This is their authentic work, creation and pitch. They put their heart in this work! Ms. Acevedo
MsReide 👏 a Teacher from PSMS161
I was so impressed with what you have done. I might just start wearing superhero sneakers just to be able to use it! Great job!