- Game Design,
- UX/UI Design,
- Visual Art & Design
About this Project:
Then the team looked at pictures of the school community and brainstormed a human centered design app idea that would help the school community. The team decided they wanted to make an app to help kids correctly use the recycling bins at lunch. The team decided the app needed to include a book to teach the community about what goes into each bin, and a sorting game to practice. The team created story boards, happy paths, paper prototypes, and a wireframe in Figma before creating the final prototype of the app in Figma. The team worked with a mentor David Bixby who answered many questions and gave the team great feedback and support. The team was excited to invited him to join them in Figma during a google meet session to work on the app together. The team learned how to draw shapes, arrows, add text, add pictures, add navigation, as well as create a color palette and change colors in Figma to create this app.
The app prototype is up and working. The app’s book works, users can turn the pages, and the game includes directions with three frames showing the three levels the team created. Users are able to navigate throughout the app, however the team was not able to animate the items to complete the game. In the real game the items will fall from the top of the screen and the user must sort the items into the correct bin in a short amount of time which increases in difficulty as the user levels up. The team also wants new posters for the bins with actual breakfast/lunch items on the posters to help the community sort correctly.
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Please click the link, the splash page will load and needs to be tapped to go to the next page. The arrows, home, and book buttons work. The game is explained in the directions and a prototype is included (the items do not move)
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A dedicated Product Manager passionate about using technology for good, with experience in market research, competitive positioning analysis, and financial modeling. Skilled in data management and cloud technologies, holding AWS and Azure certifications. Committed to diversity and inclusion within Pan Asian communities and ethical technology practices, he aims to drive positive change as an insightful Emoti-Con judge.
As you continue to refine your concept, consider sharing more about your ideation process. You mention "story boards, happy paths, paper prototypes," but these elements were not clearly visible in your submission. Adding these components could provide a more comprehensive picture of your design thinking process and progress.
Additionally, further details on your market research, user research, competitive analysis, and user feedback could make your concept even more compelling. These elements are critical to understanding your target audience and how your concept fits within the current market. Looking forward to your next steps.
What I do all day at work?
I was always good at math and science so began college studying Engineering. I switched to Psychology after two years with a focus on organizations and people at work, finishing with a Masters in HR. I worked in many areas of HR both as an internal employee and an external consultant, building and delivering programs and products for employees that help provide a better experience at work. For hobbies, I have played tennis & golf for many years and have more recently started road biking with a group of friends from town.
Types of work that I do
AI & Machine Learning, Product Development, Other
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Education/Schools, Environment/Sustainability, Physical Health
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
strive for uncomfort. growth and comfort do not coexist.
Resources that I'd recommend
As you continue to iterate on your design and work with your users, consider how to reduce even more friction for users. Rather than a teaching game, what if users could point their phone at an item and show them the correct cycling bin through an AR interface?
Keep on bringing your original ideas, especially those that could help towards reducing climate change!