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Creators: Shawn, Jayden, Kara, Saul and Michael
High School Students from Mouse Design League (BCCP) @ HSSL at Erasmus Campus

About this Project:

Our app, Archive, plans on tackling the lack of police accountability and give the public easy access to publicly available information

Our idea came from a survey we gave out to our peers and our community. The majority of respondents showed distrust in the police, and felt that the police were not held accountable for their actions. We worked on this idea and developed it to create the Archive app. It archives all the publicly available records for reviews, complaints, substantiated complaints, commendations, etc. We hope to have it be used to hold the police accountable, and allow easier access to the general public to access this information.

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In the Jamboard and photos, you can see our group progressing through the design and planning process for our app.

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Senior Manager, Talent & Organization at Accenture — Emoti-Con Judge
Nice job! Thank you for considering an important and challenging problem: building trust between people and police officers to improve the safety of and service to our communities. I appreciate how you discovered your idea: by gathering inputs from your peers and your community. Understanding your customers and their needs and challenges is always the right place to start. Your concept is clear and compelling: an application that would notionally foster transparency around how police departments and officers are serving the community. Your mobile app design is simple and provides users real-time information, when they need it and wherever they are.

Continue to think about how you would validate reviews, complaints and commendations of police officers service their respective communities. I would also encourage you to consider other potential opportunities and benefits of your app.
For examples:
- How might the app help people and police officers connect and build mutual trust?
- How might the app help people feel safer, knowing that police officers are nearby?
- How might the app help police departments understand and improve the sentiments and levels of trust of people in the community?

You are tackling such an important problem and you are off to a great start. Your solution could bring transparency and perhaps accountability though perhaps more importantly trust and safety across communities.

👏 Sr. Integrated Marketing Manager at Microsoft — Emoti-Con Judge
Shawn, Jayden, Kara, Saul, and Michael -- wonderful work tackling a very important issue. There is a lot of quality work in this presentation:

- Knowing your users are so important (I see it all that time in the marketing work I conduct on a daily basis). Your survey data provides great context for your project, and is such an essential step in your solution design. How many people did you interview?

- I appreciate the simplicity and straightforwardness of the design -- it is very clear to me, as a potential user, how and when I would choose to use your application. You really designed this with your end user in mind.

As you expand your idea, I'd love for you to think about how to 1) how to validate the data within the application and 2) is there a way to take your app from information/awareness to action (i.e. how can the data be used to build connections in the community)?

Congratulations on a terrific job and please keep up the great work!

👏 Associate Professor at Lehman College / CUNY — Emoti-Con Judge
Excellent project and super important with social impact.

👏 Associate Professor of Media Design at Parsons School of Design — Emoti-Con Judge
What a socially relevant and timely project. I appreciate the emphasis on community access to information and data transparency, along with your approach of engaging peers and the community to seek solutions. I can see a next step for you work that looks at the actual data that can be found about precincts and officers, and seeks to figure out how to give accurate and vetted information to the community in a timely manner as well as engages the community in determining what they might like to do with that data or how they might want it presented to them. Keep up the good work!

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