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“Neuro Help”

Creators: Lauren and Jehovanna
Middle School Students from Mouse Design League (DIIT) @ P.S. 207 The Rockwood Park School
Type of Project:
  • Engineering,
  • Social Media,
  • UX/UI Design
Themes of Project:
  • Mental Health,
  • Physical Health,
  • Social Justice
Screen Shot 2023 05 17 at 5 08 20 PM

About this Project:

Our app addresses the issues of some People who struggle with Neuromuscular, Neurological, And Neurodivergent Diseases And Disorders.

We learned about the design process.We synthesized our information as a team. We learned from the health-care professional mentors, and brainstormed Ideas for solutions to help benefit people with some Neuromuscular and Neurological disorders that we learned about. We then created a storyboard (using Canva); a “Happy Path” (using Jamboard) and created “Napkin sketches” of our app design. Finally, we learned about UX/UI design and how to use Figma and create a wireframe.

Project Media


Screen Shot 2023 05 17 at 5 08 35 PM



More About this Project

Links to the Queens Chronicle newspaper article & to our FIGMA wireframe.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

Will Brown
👏 Director of Instructional Design at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This app has so many great ideas within it and seeks to help out a lot of people! I can't believe it was created by only two people, it seems like the work of a huge team. It also shows how much you learned about each of the different conditions while you were building your wireframe. If I could offer one piece of constructive feedback, it would be to narrow the pitch down and really emphasize the biggest features of your app. There's a lot of great things here, and we want your audience to see and remember each of them.

Warren Zhou
👏 Product Manager at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
Your design mockup truly shows your thoroughness and passion for this issue, and I love the narrated video where you effectively articulated your motivations and thought process. It's fantastic to hear that you've received guidance from mentors and were featured in a news piece!

As you continue to refine your concept, think about how to enhance the visual appeal of your presentation. Instead of just using pictures of a physical board you've presented at a science fair, try incorporating the built-in features of presentation software like diagrams, graphics, and text boxes.

Another area to explore is conducting more market research, competitive analysis, and user testing. These steps are typical parts of the app development process and will give you a holistic understanding of the needs of your market and users.

Keep up the great work; I'm excited to see how your project continues to develop!

Tina Cuje
👏 Head of Delivery (Recruitment /Talent Acquisition) at Audeliss (sister company: INvolve - The Inclusion People) — Emoti-Con Judge
Excellent job thinking of an app that can help create awareness and people affected by Neuro health-related illness. It's a productive app and design that I can see many people finding useful at different stages in life.

I recommend putting a little more emphasis into your visuals and step-to-step guide to ensure users fully understand how helpful your platform can be.

Overall, I truly love the concept that you've put together. It has the power to help change people's lives and you should be very proud of yourselves for thinking of this!

Luís Pereira
👏 SAP Functional Consultant / Computer programmer / Translator at Inetum Portugal — Emoti-Con Judge
I end up not being able to have many words for your work. What they have developed is extraordinary, it has a great and clear social impact, they have developed a prototype with a lot of ease and complexity, they have followed the usual processes and phases of creating a design process... all this together reveals the great and unique work they have developed and that must be valued. In all evaluation criteria, I consider that your work is quite balanced and presents good and interesting arguments. I hope to receive good news in the future about your work! Congratulations!

Feedback from the Community:

Barbara 👏 a Teacher from NYC DOE
This app design shows such a creative, empathetic approach toward helping people suffering with these disorders. Your team put so much effort into this design! Well done!
Cristina 👏 a Teacher from 207
This is awesome! I love your app! It is well organized and you share great ideas. I especially love the hobby section you included in the app. It keeps the person using the app motivated because it's something they look forward to doing. The inspirational quotes section is also a great touch! Your team's problem solving and creative skills are very in line with how occupational therapists treat symptoms and come up with ideas, which I think is so cool! I can't wait to see more. Keep up the great work, I am so proud of you!
Gabriela 👏 a Middle School Student from NY, Queens
I liked your presentation, I think that it was also helpful for the people that need help with this problem!
ANDI 👏 a Middle School Student from NYC
Nice laureen

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