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“Up 2 Date”

Creators: Kaliel and Lenroy
High School Students from Mouse Design League (BCCP) @ HSSL at Erasmus Campus

About this Project:

With the increase of violent gun crimes, our app plans to help people stay safe by sharing areas with histories of violence, and educating the public on how to help.

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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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Senior Product Manager at Range — Emoti-Con Judge
This is a very important issue and you're thinking critically about it. It could have helped in pitching to show research and why you chose those solutions over others. Overall, this has an unfortunate but clear focus on a major issue.

👏 Founder, CEO at Playspaces — Emoti-Con Judge
This is such an important issue to tackle. And you all did an amazing job thinking deeply about how to provide help. It seems like transparency is the way you have chosen to provide a sense of safety for the users on this app with the map and methods for outreach. There is an opportunity to explore what are other ways to tap into that design principle to help your users with this product. Overall, a stellar effort!

👏 Sr. UX Designer at Providence Healthcare — Emoti-Con Judge
Having two sons in high school and in today's scary climate where it feels like every day there is tragic news of a mass shooting at a school I really appreciate you trying to make a difference and help people stay safe.

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. :)

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a College Representative from Arizona
This project is so important given everything in the news these days. Thank you for focusing on this issue - your design work is outstanding.
👏 a High School Student from Bronx
I like this idea a lot, my schools metal detectors stress me out and I dont think they help us feel safe or be more safe either.

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