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β€œPMA (Privacy, Motivation, Add Friends)”

An App/Software Project
By Destiny, Jovan, Bianka, and Mbaye
High School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ High School for Health Careers and Sciences
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About this Project:

The app we created, called PMA (Privacy, Motivation, and Add Friends) helps people from different age ranges. PMA allows you to stay motivated, allows you to create new friends and offers variations of safe security for your apps' data. Our app addresses the issue of security violations, such as, names, searches, messages, and social media users' information being sold. Firstly, we wrote our ideas down on a paper. We took a vote on which idea to use. Eventually we decided to pick 3 ideas and combine them into one. From there our idea flourished in Figma.

Once downloaded, our app will ask for permission to access your other apps and then allow you to adjust the security settings. PMA can also be used as a secure messaging app, in which your data is private and cannot be accessed by hackers.

Another feature of PMA is support in self-motivation. This support will include a daily inspirational quote, and meme based on your personal rating. The quotes and the memes we chose are to provide comfort, or to cheer up our users.

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More About this Project

The images we shared shows our thought process and the blueprints of the app. Pages are numbered on the top left corner of the page.

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Community Feedback:

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Feedback from the Judges:

Olivia Ing πŸ‘ Founder, CEO at Playspaces — Emoti-Con Judge
I want to congratulate you guys on a job well done. It was great to learn about your discovery process to arrive at the product direction you selected to work on. That is a critical step in designing a product that people want. The transformation from sketches to the Figma screens is wonderful to see. You guys should be really proud of your accomplishments. If you guys want to continue exploring this app idea, I would suggest running your ideas with the people who originally voted for it and getting feedback on the good and bad so you can adapt the design to serve their needs.

Kathleen Dolan πŸ‘ Director at Accenture Strategy Consulting — Emoti-Con Judge
I like the idea of rounding out a functional application like a central platform to manage privacy with more engaging and impactful features such as memes and chat / connection opportunities. While the three items are not necessarily related, the fun and engaging pieces of the app beyond privacy features add a uniquely compelling way to attract users to the app and keep them engaged to use it. I liked your design flow, aesthetic, and logic, from your figma and slides you could truly understand and visualize the UI and UX of this app. Great job being creative and applying your knowledge of the user journey.

Peter Smith πŸ‘ Senior Engineer at Studio MDHR — Emoti-Con Judge
Very cool to put an emphasis on privacy! It's really easy for that to fly under the radar. I also like how you incorporated a motivational quote and picture. I think everyone should get a picture of a cute cat every day. In fact, that might not be a bad app idea itself!

Maggie Muldoon πŸ‘ Senior Manager, Design League at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This is really important subject matter, and I love the idea of combining digital security with motivation! Very innovative!

Feedback from the Community:

iana πŸ‘ a Teacher from NYC
I love the idea of the project.
very thoughtfull
grfics are also great and verry easy to use
Cheryl πŸ‘ a Parent from Brooklyn
This App is definitely something that is needed for our privacy
Carmen πŸ‘ a Community Member from Bronx
I think it’s a very clear and informative presentation. This project makes you feel you can benefit from it!
Crystal πŸ‘ a Community Member from NEW YORK
This was very innovative.
Jenny πŸ‘ a Community Member from Pinellas Park, FL
I really like this app idea. The presentation is well thought out and easy to follow.
Louie πŸ‘ a Parent from Bronx, NY
It’sa very innovative project to be proud of. I love the concept, very thought out.
Neal πŸ‘ a Community Member
Great idea & presentation!
Vanessa πŸ‘ a Community Member from New York
Love it.
Felisa πŸ‘ a Parent from Bridgeport, Connecticut
Awesome job!!! These ideas are incredible!
Diana T. πŸ‘ a Parent from Houston Texas
Motivational quotes and positive memes is a great tool for better mental health. Love it
Iris πŸ‘ a Parent from Bronx, NY
This is very Creational. Very Motivational and Easy to Use. Love the whole concept. SO PROUD OF the Team. GOOD LUCK!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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