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“No Borders”

An App/Software Project
By Irving
a Middle School Student from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ IS 145Q
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About this Project:

My project is an app that addresses the challenge of immigration. The challenges I came across were that I overthink about my design. Changing design after design till I found a design that suits me.

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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Feedback from the Judges:

Gemelli Briceño 👏 Program Coordinator, Design League DIIT at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
Nice job, Irving!

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. It’s 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.

Wonderful job!

Amanda Perales 👏 Aluminati Member at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
Irving, you have done a wonderful job coming up with this app idea. The immigration process is such a huge issue in our country and I believe your app would be extremely helpful to any immigrant family in the future. Your app design is very user friendly and straightforward which is honestly such a great thing when you are going to be using an app for information. Going forward I think it would be really cool to have customizable options like changing color scheme or the language for the app.

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 Smith 👏 Creative Director at Godling Studio — Emoti-Con Judge
Phenomenal work, Irving! Not only did you demonstrate a very real design process (gathering user research first to figure out core categories of issues, and then proceeding with an iterative design process), but you also made the application incredibly easy to use, especially in moments of high stress - like an eviction or medical situation. I am also blown away at your ability to code the landing pages for each of these and create such a high-fidelity prototype. My only feedback would be on Slide 6 to play with the contrast of overlapping modals so that the focus is fully on the question you're asking. Maybe add a black overlay behind the modal at 60-80% opacity :)

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!

Kim Francisco 👏 East Coast - Implementation - Custom Ecommerce at Dutchie — Emoti-Con Judge
Hey Irving,

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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Marisa 👏 a Technology Professional from California
Your app mockup shows a lot of understanding about how to design a clear, consistent and attracive UI. Great job!

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