Creators: Aneesa, Avi, Shondhita, Nigar, Kathy, Rouguiatou, and Radhika
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ MS 358
About this Project:
The purpose of Korella is to help inspire people to pick trash up instead of dropping, or leaving it on the sidewalk. We came up with this because we found out that this is a big problem that has impacted the world. We needed to find a solution to help the world get better and help people understand that littering affects many living things and not just humans.
Our inspiration for Korella is animal extinction; Korella’s creators are animal lovers, so we went in depth in this problem and discovered littering was the main cause. We decided to create an app that not only helps us human beings but also animals and nature.
Things that you can get from our app is points from picking trash and recording yourself on the live feed for proof. You can buy merch with our logo, design you avatar and play games. We have articles that you can read about pollution and littering. Our app is not only to inspire you but everyone around the world.
Korella is dedicated to help in the fight of litter reduction. Pick up litter to gain points and climb the leaderboard. Read articles, play games, buy merch and most of all, save the Earth!
Taiyaba Ali is as an Associate of Financial Planning & Analysis supporting the Marketing divisions within Vanguard. She is passionate about technological improvements to create change, and using data to create a story. Throughout the roles she has held, she has been able to use data to drive process improvements, a joy which has inspires her to help others use digital innovation as a tool. She has a degree in Accounting from the University of Richmond.
👏 FP&A Associate, Marketing at Vanguard — Emoti-Con Judge
I really love the idea of this project! This app seems like a great way to learn, play games, and also be part of a community! I thought you all did an amazing job with the mock ups of the app - not only does it look super creative, but it also seems really fun to use. I'm very excited to see the next steps of this project, great job!
After about 9 years in the ad tech space, I segued into Product Management on both the advertising side and now for the Core App experience at Tinder. Throughout my Product Management career, I have had a passion for UX/UI, and have done everything from ideating new ad formats, building internal tools, and building unique shared mobile experiences.
👏 Sr. Product Manager, Z-Team at Tinder — Emoti-Con Judge
Aneesa, Avi, Shondhita, Nigar, Kathy, Rouguiatou, and Radhika did a splendid job of taking something that theyre passionate about (animals) and identifying a way to help them. I think that it can be tough to motivate people to do things for the environment because its such a huge issue that its hard to know how the individual can make a difference, and that can be demotivating. I think that having people record themselves picking up trash and gamifying the experience is a good way to keep people motivated. I also think that this can help fellow environmentalists stay passionate about the act of removing pollution through the competitive aspect. The app is well-designed and intuitive and offers a host of helpful and innovative features that would attract people already passionate about animals AND ideas on how to save them.
Even though this is a great place to start, I think the exciting part is that theres also room to grow this concept. What if as you gain points, you could see how many animals you saved? Maybe you could show You just saved Dory the Dolphin! And that could be another thing that could be represented on your scoreboard. Additionally, maybe you could award users even more points if they get friends to join, to increase the pool of motivated environmentalists, and saving even more animals! These are just ideas that you can take or leave (its your app!), but its just to demonstrate that theres room to grow this already great idea. :-)
Great job on this creative and altruistic idea! Im looking forward to see where it goes next.
Saul lectures at the Lifelong Learning programs of Tufts, Rutgers, and RIT since retiring in 2020. Previously he held senior technology, business, and strategy roles at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, uReach Technologies and Spirent Communications. After a career in computer and communications systems he created the Demystify Technology series to bridge the gap between media hype and reality, covering topics such as AI, driverless cars, private space exploration and CRISPR gene editing.
👏 Technology Lecturer at Several Universities — Emoti-Con Judge
Korella is a well thought out and creative solution. Using the 'life-as-a-game' approach (points, rewards, leaderboards and such) to tackle litter is very innovative. I love it!
The app mockup is beautifully done and you have carefully thought out and documented how it would work.
The art work, writings, and design bring us into your world and make us want to pitch in!
Google — Product and Business Strategy Lead, Analytics
I work at Google Cloud within Google and focus on building out data infrastructure and analyses for product analytics.
I graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Finance and minors in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship. I'm certified as a Data Analyst in Python, have extensive SQL experience and I'm currently studying for my Masters in Analytics at Georgia Tech.
👏 Product and Business Strategy Lead, Analytics at Google — Emoti-Con Judge
Great app design! I love the idea of "gamifying" pollution reduction by rewarding users for picking up trash. I also love that users can redeem points for their avatar, to play games, and learn more about pollution. Overall great job of combining an interactive game with education and societal impact. Wonderful job!
Feedback from the Community:
👏 a Middle School Student
This app is very helpful, I would love if this was real.
Batman 👏 a Teacher from Santo Domingo
I think this is a great app concept and should be turned into a real app
👏 a Middle School Student
I really liked it
👏 a Middle School Student from Jamaica NY
Amazing Work! I love your mentality!
Mickey Mouse 👏 a Middle School Student
I like the theme of the apps. The colors are really nice. i like the points system but what you do not get the points should be easier. Because I dont think people would just want to record themselves throwing away trash just for the points.
Some guy 👏 a Middle School Student from Guyana
This is good I tells me that I can get points and others and how to clean our world that is the earth we live on
👏 a Community Member
I love this app!!! I am a fellow animal lover and seeing young children litter everyday. I am happy to see there is hope for the next generation after all!!!!❤
👏 a Middle School Student from Jamaica, NY
-I like how the app relates to an environmental problem.
It has a great general idea, and it is amazing, with the different colors and their contrast.
Ariana 👏 a Middle School Student
This presentation is great and I love how motivational your presentation is. I love how you talk about a real life issue and how your app can help to reduce it.
Yadi 👏 a Middle School Student from Im from Guatemala and Mexico.
I really liked your project it was just so interesting that i wanted to see more. The slides really match the theme that you guys were going for. I like everything about your project. I cant wait to see this app on the App Store.
Exetior 👏 a Middle School Student
I like this app, whoever did this is definitely pays off!
👏 a Community Member
Hopefully this app helps the environment to stay safe and healthy.
Somerandomkid 👏 a Middle School Student
Well thought out this is a great design
👏 a Middle School Student
Lily 👏 a Middle School Student
I loved this app, its really cool and sounds and looks very beneficial
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