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“Schenu (pronounced: sken-yoo)”

Finalist: Best Pitch
An App/Software Project
By Alexander, Chloe, Brian, and Justin
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ JHS 185 Edward Bleeker
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About this Project:

Our project addresses the need for the city school lunch menu to include more details so our students can get the nutritional value in their food (ingredients, sugar, calories, etc)

We started off discussing an app to host food runs but after interviewing our lunch coordinator we came up with the idea for a school menu app.

It has a login, settings, and calendar but the main screen is to access the school menu with a more detailed look into what you are eating (ingredients, calories, sugar, protein, etc)

Project Media


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More About this Project

Please check out our video to see our presentation, we are so proud of it!

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Feedback from the Judges:

Maggie Muldoon 👏 Senior Manager, Design League at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a great example of the human centered design process at work! You did an awesome job using interviews to find an authentic need - the need for people to know more about the ingredients and nutrition of school lunches - and created a very well thought out app in response.
Your Figma user flow is really well done - it felt like a professional app! I can tell you put a lot of work and thought into the UX design. I was also impressed with your pitch! You sounded clear, confident, and told the story of how and why you made the app really well.
I can see this app being really useful for a lot of people, both on the student facing side and for school administrators, and there is lots of room to add more features - maybe a place for students to give feedback about which meals they enjoyed the most, or make requests for future meals etc.
Great work!

Chelsea Rodriguez 👏 Computer Science Graduate at Queens College — Emoti-Con Judge
This project was very well created and this app can go a long way in multiple schools throughout the world. I think students should be health conscious and should know what their lunch meals include. Very impressed with the presentation that was created to explain the design process for this app specifically the wire frames and the prototype included in the end. These students did an amazing job with this. Great work!

Miguel Asse 👏 Product and Business Strategy Lead, Analytics at Google — Emoti-Con Judge
Great job using a user interview to inform your design. It's very easy to fall into the "let's build an app for that", but by interviewing a user first, you discovered a need, and thought through how to design for that need.

I really appreciated your presentation and wireframes outlining your design journey as well. One cool idea on how to improve would be to give users controls to filter for specific dietary restrictions, and see what items they can eat based on that.

Overall great job!

Eugene Cherish 👏 IT Infrastructure Support at ArcherPoint — Emoti-Con Judge
I love the idea. I would extend this to even have a kiosk in your cafeteria so kids can make informed decisions before they make their purchases. I would love to see filters for anyone who may have dietary restrictions. It's great to see that you took the time to interview someone who can offer a perspective and ideas of how this can work in "the real world". It's a great app and something that can benefit students and school administration alike. Great presentation and great UX work! I hope to see this as a real product one day!

Susan Futerman 👏 Strategy Manager at Accenture — Emoti-Con Judge
What an innovative solution with substantial local impact! This project stood out to me as the team identified a problem in their community and partnered with others in the community to learn more / ensure that their solution truly addresses the challenges. The team also had a well-thought out app design / interface, utilizing many design resources and even considering user preferences. They ended their presentation with a brief synopsis of how the app could be rolled out in the future – great work!

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