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Creators: Jaunel
High School Students from CS4ALL NYC
Type of Project:
  • Coding,
  • UX/UI Design
Themes of Project:
  • Mental Health,
  • Resource Sharing
Emtio con app oricalmi

About this Project:

I came up with the idea when I decided that I wanted explore the world of art. I wanted to do something unconventional so I focus on the wonders of Origami. It is a hard, but enjoyable task that I believed has be broadcasted in a bad light due to its requirement for focus. I made it my mission to change the reputation of Origami. Origami is a great stress reliever,- if you can do it right-, gives you a break from the screen, increase your dexterity and art skills. According to enterforanxietydisorders.com, “increasing screen time was generally linked to progressively lower psychological well-being.” My app will be used to help users increase their artistic skills and make them more handy. This app is important to me because having a skill can go a long way and I am always looking for a challenge. Challenging yourself helps to increase your brain usage and makes you a more well rounded person.

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More About this Project

I am a "pro" at creating paper airplanes but I wanted a greater challenge. Therefore, I decided to take up origami. I chose one of the well known artworks, "The Swan", to attempt. There were several occasions when it’s no use to fold without concern in the result. The origami turned out to be ugly no matter which angle I looked. I lost track of the steps and it turned out to be a paper ball. When I researched a easier way, I my self-esteem depleted as I witnessed the masterpieces created by experts. After that experience, I never attempted Origami again until I chose to over come my fear of failing and chose to work on a paper rose. Time and time again I failed but when I completed my artwork, I was overcome with joy and pride. I want to spread the feeling of accomplishment to all of the world and my app, Oricalmi, will do that by creating a community that will be learning origami together.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
Makes Me Think

Feedback from the Judges:

👏 People, Culture, & Talent Program Manager at — Emoti-Con Judge
Beautiful presentation and a clever idea in how to incorporate art introduction to aid in stress relief.

👏 Director and Head of Enterprise HW Security Engineering at Dell Technologies — Emoti-Con Judge
Origami is an ancient and beautiful art form. It engages the mind, enhances dexterity and teaches precision and focus.

The idea of making Origami easier to learn through a platform that enables sharing, teaching and collaboration is novel. The concept of Origami as a calming and de-stressing tool is unique and innovative.

👏 Digital Sales Graduate at Hewlett Packard Enterprise — Emoti-Con Judge
Love the idea! The play on the name fits just right. The concept and the ideas of making this app for stress relief work very well.

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a High School Student
I think art is something that should be shared more. I like the idea of this app because it's both something calming and allows for creativity :)
Careshma 👏 a High School Student
I like the designs of your project and your idea is really creative. I think that this app could really help people take a break and relieve stress.
Emily 👏 a High School Student from Queens
I think that origami is such a great way to distress and this can be very helpful while being fun for many people.

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