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Creators: Victor and Matthew
High School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ Martin Van Buren High School
Type of Project:
  • Social Media
Themes of Project:
  • Community Advocacy
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About this Project:

Our project is called CliqCommunity. The purpose of this app is to foster teamwork to help users to succeed in any area they desire through encouragement to achieve their goals. Stories from students often express their lack of motivation or understanding of school material which negatively affects their academic life. Furthermore, this problem isn't limited to students and their academic lives but extends to any person who struggles with pursuing a hobby or passion. This is reflected in the likelihood of achieving goals. A 2023 study found that 80% of people set no goals, 14% percent set goals yet fail, leaving only 6% that achieve their goals. Failing to achieve goals or making goals at all can have serious negative implications. People can lack fulfillment in their dream jobs, and ultimately, will lead to regret.

CliqCommunity helps and encourages users by helping people create proper goals and utilizing social accountability to ensure one stays on task. There are 2 main parts: Goals and Groups. The Goals section is meant for people to create goals which they can assign to themselves or one of their friends. One way our app improves the goal making process is by creating goal templates to set a framework for specific, reasonable, and relevant goals. The Groups section is made to create social groups where members can help each other achieve their goals through advice, encouragement and keeping each other accountable.

Our team analyzed current popular productivity apps such as Todoist and HabitNow. We took note of the benefits such as increased organization and planning. However, we also noted negatives, such as the lack of accountability or incentive to stay on task. Finally, we thought of ways to fix these cons to create a better productivity app. It was decided to use social accountability through friends that will help reach a collective goal because it will promote community and learning. If there was more time to develop the appcomer we would tweak the UI design to make it more cohesive and complete. Also, we would add more features to the app to further distinguish ourselves from other messaging services and productivity apps.

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Community Feedback:

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 People, Culture, & Talent Program Manager at — Emoti-Con Judge
Great idea and presentation on a community initiative that can help improve peoples lives while also remaining connected to others.

👏 CEO at Girls Who Hack — Emoti-Con Judge
Not only was this a great project idea, the execution was amazing as well! It is so important to find a great support system, and now with this app we can use social pressure to create good constructive change! A useful addition would be to have a teachers account on the app where they can host group projects for the students in the class so they can can motivate each other. Love the name as well! Great job!

👏 Principal Technical Account Specialist at Autodesk — Emoti-Con Judge
Very nice work, with some reasearch and facts giving credibility to the idea of using the community to help people setting and achieving their goals. Well Done !

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