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Creators: Maru, Tristan
High School Students from CS4ALL NYC
Type of Project:
  • Business & Marketing,
  • UX/UI Design,
  • Visual Art & Design
Themes of Project:
  • Education/Schools

About this Project:

"Chemmy" is an app meant to further resources that help tutor people on topics pertaining to science. It is free to use regardless of age, allowing people who are interested in the subject to learn about it. Education can be a struggle, and yet it’s important–-especially with topics impacting our day-to-day lives, it’s important to understand. Sometimes it's a struggle to find real tutors or schooling, whether out of schedule restrictions or monetary issues. Sometimes students want to review or get ahead of their class, but find it troubling to contact their teachers, or don't find the time. "Chemmy" is meant to resolve these issues by providing an effective and easy-to-use science learning app, where people interested in science can learn more accessibly.

We first came up with this idea after our fellow peers and personal struggles with Chemistry. Many students were unable to come to tutoring because of busy schedules, and many adults expressed interest in science despite not having the chance to take an education. Through this inspiration, we attempted to create the prototype of an app by designing pages, figuring out how the UI would look, and also how the app functions. It has since evolved from just a chemistry app to an app incorporating many sciences, in order to cater to as many people as possible.

Education is something that should be easily accessible and affordable. It shouldn't be something that hinders someone's daily activities, or makes someone feel as if it is a hassle.

“Chemmy” is a mobile app coded to work as the user interacts with it. Chemmy is able to be used on the go, wherever and whenever. The user can watch videos or even do a quick review session whenever they would like, providing an easy experience with learning. The user may click on different features such as “video help” or “lessons”, and the app will respond by pulling these features up. Ideally, the user is able to easily navigate through the app and these features will aid in helping the user retain information pertaining to science, or learn about it in general. They will also be able to quiz themselves and practice for tests such as regents or AP exams, allowing students to benefit from an easy-to-use app as well.

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More About this Project

The google slides presentation link takes you to a slideshow, where we explain more about Chemmy and what this application is meant to achieve. We go through our process of creating the idea, our inspiration, and the purpose for doing so--there are photos of both an example of our process and of prototype UI screens, which the user would be able to use if it were coded. We talk about our goals and how Chemmy achieves these goals, as well as why Chemmy is so useful in those regards.

The video attached is one of us going through the slides and explaining more about them, as well as adding some commentary.

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Community Feedback:

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 IT Infrastructure Support at ArcherPoint — Emoti-Con Judge
I believe STEM education is very important, and I'm glad you want to make it more accessible for everyone. Chemy's awesome! If this were a real app, I'd encourage you to include "techy" topics like coding and applied sciences like engineering. Personally, I learned a lot of things through YouTube by watching experts and professionals, so having a "curated" list of videos on a topic can help many people get the information they need can save tons of time searching (possibly even being distracted). Wanting to include real people and your design model shows you put a lot of thought into this project. Fantastic work everyone!

👏 Senior Product Manager at CVS Health — Emoti-Con Judge
I think youve done a great job of thinking through many necessary features of an education product, even including the go-to-market strategy (meaning, how it would be priced and who would derive the most value). I was also impressive by the social impact angle: that it should be free and make education more accessible.

When introducing a product into a crowded market (here, education and tutoring products) it can be really helpful if you dig into what makes your product different from others available. This way, prospective users know what set you apart and would be more likely to take advantage of your unique offerings.

Overall, well done creating vivid designs and beautiful screens. I especially like that you consider the flow (the user journey and experience) between the screens (the user interface). Youve also done a great job considering what fellow students would most benefit from in an educational app.

👏 Associate Professor at Cornell Tech — Emoti-Con Judge
Maru and Tristan: Great job on the idea, pitchdeck and video. I think the insight that people might appreciate the opportunity to get science education on the mobile phone is a good one. I like the ways your wireframe shows how you've considered now to make educational material more bite-sized, and the tone more playful in ways that suit the use patterns of mobile device users. I also appreciate how you've considered a wide variety of ways that information for chemistry want to be presented in your prototype. Great job!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
Ohhh what a creative name you guys came up with!! I also love the concept of chemmy and accessible to people who want education!! This is great! :D
👏 a Middle School Student
Good job doing the project
Ameera K. 👏 a High School Student
I like this idea! This would be very helpful for people studying for the regents as well. I like how you guys put that theres an explanation for incorrect answers
👏 a High School Student
What an amazing idea! This app will help many of those who are in need of science help or cant access education as easily. I like it!
👏 a High School Student
What a brilliant idea, having videos and saving lessons so you can continue them is amazing. It'll be a good way to do daily lessons and learn as much about certain courses as you'd like.

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