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“Clueless Murder”

Creators: Cheyann
High School Students from CS4ALL NYC
Type of Project:
  • Coding
Themes of Project:
  • Animal Rights
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About this Project:

The issue that this application addresses is people's ignorance when it involves cat care. Most people make abrupt choices about getting a pet without taking into account what the animal may actually need. The importance of this is when people find themselves unable to care for their pets, they tend to abandon them, leaving them emotionally starved. Putting them most of the time in kill shelters, where the cats are neglected and eventually killed if not adopted.

The app itself allows users to teach themselves about basic cat care while simultaneously carrying out their own studies on various cats of interest.Along with all of this important information (ways to help) users may also complete questionnaires to assess their knowledge, allowing them to maintain what they've learned.And also play a cute simple game involving cats.The reason why this app will help address the problem i mentioned earlier is because it can allow people to know what they are getting themselves into before adopting a cat.Reducing the chance that they won't be able to take care of it.

I created this design based on real-life events. I had a friend who had begged her mom for a kitten for months. Once they had adopted one, they had no idea how to care for it and decided to send it to a kill shelter. This disturbed me enough that I decided to create an app to address this ongoing problem hoping to gain support from others. While looking into animal shelters, I noticed a consistent reference of animal cruelty.This is horrifying to consider, given that the animals have no method of preventing or defending themselves from the awful situations in which they find themselves.I've also noticed that this type of cruelty is more widespread in cats than in dogs.As a cat lover, this upset me even more. I haven't seen much about this recurring problem, therefore I believe my design may be useful. It work by being a chain of pages that can be traversed with the use of buttons if i were to develop this app i would without a doubt add more information, sounds, and improve the mini game.

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To provide more context for my project, my main motivation came from witnessing a friend abandon her kitten not because she didn't have the space to care for it, not because she didn't have the money to care for it. But only because she was unaware of what she needed to carry out to take care of a kitten.So I wanted to make sure that the important information that someone looking to adopt a kitten/older cat would want to know was included in my application. And being absolutely sure I present this information in a clear and understandable manner. As a result, people can educate themselves and reduce the number of cats killed in shelters and abandoned on the streets.

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Engineer at Engineering — Emoti-Con Judge
This is such a unique combination of cat education and support tools! I love that you can learn the type of cat's needs before you talk your family into adopting one. Or you can look at the app as a family and decide which cat (if any) is right for you. I also like the cat knowledge games because if you want a cat, you should be interested in cat information (not just the cute fluffy kitten) to really know what you're getting when you adopt a pet. I also like the "donate if you can" feature. You have really created an app that will help save some cats! Perhaps the next step is to expand to dogs or perhaps baby chicks at Easter (when people think they are cute presents). Great job!

👏 SAP Functional Consultant / Computer programmer / Translator at Inetum Portugal — Emoti-Con Judge
There is still hope for humanity, that's what comes to mind after seeing your project. I really liked your involvement and your emotional strength in wanting to develop this app that makes perfect sense and can be very useful, not only in terms of educating people but also in solving serious problems for Humanity like this one. The purpose is quite well explained, the design process is well done and you manage to convey the taste you felt and the mission you assumed in developing this work. The code is relatively well organized and the artistic value matches the app's functionality well. I would just consider exploring a little more about the consequences of the problem you are trying to solve, even with images, and I would also take more time to show, also with images, the positive aspects that this app can bring. It is a project that opens doors to the best of humanity, which is what we all need.

Feedback from the Community:

Tesheni 👏 a High School Student from NYC
I love the app because the time and thought you did for this app will not go in vain. Animal cruelty with pets is common around the world, so this app shows the importance. Also, I love the design and the thought put into this app.

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