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โ€œBias Chatโ€

Finalist: Point of View
An App/Software Project
By Sophia, Ana Maria, Stephen, Henry
High School Students from Mouse Design League (Lab)
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About this Project:

In this app, we discuss about the problems that bias has on the world as well as teach people how to acknowledge and correct bias. Our app gives people a place to talk freely about bias and it gives quizzes to educate them and help them to recognize their own bias.

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Feedback from the Judges:

Marc Hayem ๐Ÿ‘ Country Manager at InsideBoard — Emoti-Con Judge
Your prototype has a very clean and modern User Interface and I really like it.
I think you can make the app even more engaging by offering some role play to the user, not just text quizzes. With a little more development this app would really be great.
The presentation was well made and it was engaging.

Caroline Espinal ๐Ÿ‘ Freelance Illustrator (Caroissant), Manager (NERD Escapes) at Caroissant, NERD Escapes — Emoti-Con Judge
Amazing pitch you guys! I love the design of the app and great job tackling a unique topic. Bias and the way we might assume stereotypes is a hard discussion for some. An app like this might be the open door for users to learn and understand social biases they might be making. I can see how users can learn to take the steps towards inclusive or respectful vocabulary and actions.

I love how the quizzing aspect gamifies the topic and makes approaching this conversation comfortable, with care in mind. Maybe adding some community discussion to raise awareness or topics from users could help make a very active userbase! Great job with your research and design!

Kathy Rutherford ๐Ÿ‘ Biomedical Engineer and Robotics Mentor at Engineering Field — Emoti-Con Judge
I've been in companies where training and education on bias and diversity is a really important part of establishing a welcoming and respectful environment for all. I really like the app that you've created to give a fun, informative and non-confrontational tool to help create empathy and expand understanding. Perhaps creating an element of community, so there can be sharing of what area a user is working on. This would foster discussion- either within the app in a community forum or in real life if two people are both using the app. Keep expanding the offerings in this app- you've begun to design a much needed app in todays environment!

Zainab Oni ๐Ÿ‘ Senior Strategy Associate at J.P. Morgan — Emoti-Con Judge
WOW this app is an amazing idea and you have done an incredible job executing by creating a user-friendly "smart" app. I have had to take the Harvard Implicit Bias survey numerous times for either school or work (in addition to other types of trainings) and have always wished there was a way to pull up my prior results. While that survey and my other training made me aware of my biases, they didn't take the step on educating me about them like your app does. You app not only educates the user on their biases (and other biases they might not be aware of), it also works with the user to challenge and debunk those biases. I love how you can track your progress and are able to continuously grow by taking different quizzes over time. You have taken it even further by using the users choices on the quiz and decisions they make in the app to suggest apps and games for them. That's the part that makes this app "smart" to me. It is personalized as opposed to just grouping people by biases to make suggestions. In the future, I would like to see a community / interactive aspect to your app but so far you have done a fantastic job. Discussing biases is not an easy feat but your app makes it "fun" and I could see this been used in workplaces in addition to schools.

Amanda Perales ๐Ÿ‘ Aluminati Member at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
What an extraordinary idea. Bias is one of those things that is so part of our everyday lives that no one really stops to pay attention to it. But as you guys have described, it is indeed something that needs to be brought up albeit uncomfortable to talk about. You have impressed me because I would have never thought to use an app as the form of media to educate people in the matter. Your design is clean and meant to engage users which I believe you have done an excellent job with. The only thing I might suggest in the future is having a page or portion containing anecdotals of peoples' experience with bias (either good or bad)

Feedback from the Community:

๐Ÿ‘ a High School Student
I love how innovative this project is and how this app allows people to interact and test their understanding through quizzes! The organization of this app makes it easy to use and the design is compelling! Great job!
Eleanor ๐Ÿ‘ a High School Student from NYC
Your app concept is interesting, and I really like the design. I was thinking about what kinds of people would use this app, since most people don't really like to confront their biases, and I came to the conclusion that this would make a very good corporate tool.

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