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I came up with this idea using the human centered design process. I choose immigration because I came from immigrant parents and immigrants are the ones who suffer the most just to feed their family and to live in a house. This idea had evolved by asking many family members on what they struggled and where they needed help the most. I used those responses to adding resources in my project.
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I oversee Mouse's Professional Mentor Program, which connects students with volunteer mentors that work in the tech career field. I hope to inspire students to diversify the STEAM career fields! I also manage our Design League program that guides Middle and High school students on creating original tech projects using the Human-centered design process and gaining UX/UI skills.
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Providing access to support and assistance for immigrants to help them navigate a new country is a great app idea. As an immigrant myself, I can relate and see the thoughtfulness you placed in your design that included the various information an immigrant may need to get acclimated. I like that you included a donation feature for advocates and supporters to help those in need. Its amazing that you were able to create a website for app too!
If you decide to continue developing your app idea you may want to think about a consistent visual style (UI) for your app. Your app uses variations of yellow and orange while your website uses blue. You can make iterations to your style guide to map out the visual identity you want No Borders to have.
Amanda is a key member of Emoti-Con's Steering Committee. When she was a high school student, Amanda presented her Mouse Design League projects at Emoti-Con several years in a row. Now, as an alum, she has returned to Emoti-Con to help design, plan, and lead it.
Being that you had used the human centered design process, I would have liked to see more of this particular aspect. How did your interviews go? Who did you interview? etc. But overall, this was a job well done.
Pablo is a multi-disciplinary creative director and strategist with a career spanning entertainment and technology. Originally from Berlin, having co-founded and led design on his first startup at 15, currently living in NYC, running an XR firm as well as working at Godling Studio as a Creative Director, where he helps brands, venture funds, and web3 companies identify and build out core branding and digital infrastructure.
Overall: very impressed with your work and there's no doubt in my mind that you'll go far pursuing this or anything else you set your mind to!
Former Mouse Corps (Design League) alumni, Kim Francisco is first-generation American, queer and currently works at Dutchie as an implementation guru for the East Coast.
Incredible work on the mock-ups. They are clean, initiative, and user-friendly. I think this is a much-needed resource in our immigrant community. This app will empower immigrants and ease them to feel welcome and belong in their new home. I like how you can map the entire experience, from employment to legal services and even go-fund pages. I would love to learn more about your thought process and what tools you've used to build your prototype.
Again, thanks for creating this, and looking forward to seeing "No Borders" in the app stores.
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