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“Foresight SI”

Creators: Tim, Gavin, Ahmed
Middle School Students from I.S. 27 Anning S. Prall
Type of Project:
  • UX/UI Design
Themes of Project:
  • Resource Sharing

About this Project:

The local community's problems with underemployment and unemployment are addressed by our app. It is 5.4% in 2024 and something that nobody ought to experience.
We started this app after noticing that the jobless rate was 5.4%.
Using our app, you can search for job openings or potential candidates; we decided to focus it specifically on Staten Island to improve the user experience and increase engagement with our core community/audience.

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Innovation Designer at IBM — Emoti-Con Judge
Great job in taking the large problem of unemployment and creating a solution that is actionable- it’s not an easy task! Your concept is clear and concise. The decision to focus on opportunities within a local community rather than a broader area sets your solution apart from average online job boards. When you think about next steps, consider how else you might empower users in their job search. Excited to see where this project takes you!

👏 Director of Instructional Design at Mouse — Emoti-Con Judge
This app addresses a really important issue in many communities. I described this to a friend as "LinkedIn but better"! Foresight SI does not get bogged down with unnecessary features, instead focusing on the needs of only two groups: job seekers and employers. Since you are focused on Staten Island, I would recommend continuing to interview local business owners and see what they need in an app like this and incorporating features to make it easy to find qualified candidates as well as for candidates to find jobs that fit them. Keep up the good work!

👏 Software Engineering Tech Lead at Google — Emoti-Con Judge
You've taken on a very critical issue here, so this could be a really impactful app if you were to build and launch it.

Think about all of the different types of information you would want the app to be aware of to help do better matching of people to jobs. For example, the skills required, the hours, whether it's part time or full time, the pay range, etc. Also, how would the app help employers find good employees and vice-versa? Maybe with a ratings system, and allowing potential employers or employees to check references?

I like that you're starting by focusing on a small community. That makes it easier to get the app off the ground and refine it. And then, once the model is working well, you could of course scale it up to be city-wide or nation-wide.

👏 Director, Strategic Projects at Comply — Emoti-Con Judge
I'm impressed with your ability to identify an important local issue and consider solutions to alleviate the problem; these are critical skills to being a successful product designer. By scrupulously identifying a target market (unemployed people and businesses in Staten Island), you were able to create a precise solution that meets your users unique needs. Moving forward, I would encourage you to continue to understand your target user and their challenges so that you can best refine your app's features. Great work!

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