“Up 2 Date”
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We knew this was a problem after seeing all the metal detectors in the entrances of schools. After interviewing other students, we found that it hardly helped students feel safer in school. To help students and people stay safe, we designed the Up 2 Date app to share information about violent areas, and share resources on how to help.
It shows where there are dangerous areas, as well as information about laws and public officials they can call or stand behind in order to help.
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Olivia Ing is an entrepreneur, a designer and a creative strategist whose work spans at the intersection of technology and creativity. She is currently the founder of Playspaces, a platform aimed to cultivate the next generation of creators through hands-on collaborative learning experiences.
I'm a trained UX Designer in multiple disciplines (visual, interaction, research, strategy) who can deliver production-quality front-end code. I love to work on web-based or native mobile applications that users use to get something done...and delight them while doing it! I'm a systems thinker and empathizer with a knack for translating business needs into user-friendly interfaces. I'm an explorer and a Toys R Us kid, constantly learning about myself and the world I live in.
I love how you used design thinking to come up with a solution that could save a life. You identified a problem and went about coming up with the key features of an app that you felt would help solve it. I liked how easy it was to get right into searching for a dangerous area or contact my local politician to let them know how concerned I am about the safety of our children. In addition, I liked your idea to help me stay informed by checking out new laws.
My mama was a developer in the 1970s and a single mom if you can believe that! After a successful career, she decided to switch to software sales and worked for an interesting company called Candle, which created an emergency alert platform that most major corporations like Nike, Home Depot, and FedEx used to keep their employees safe. Usually, her clients were the Heads of Security at these companies. The software would connect to government and other sources of information about natural disasters, shootings, and anything that a company would want to know about and be able to prepare for. When I see your map user interface that is exactly what I can envision you going for. I would type in my zip code or city and see all the dangers that were present. Information about the event, tips on how to stay safe, the status of the emergency response, and a way to spread the way on social media. This would allow me to plan and hopefully help keep me and my family safe.
I urge you to keep going in your journey of UX and UI design and keep building! Every project will give you more and more experience and teach you how to handle all kinds of user experience problems. :)
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