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“Moving Wheels”

Creators: Vincent, Kaya
Middle School Students from Dock Street School for STEAM Studies
Type of Project:
  • Other
Themes of Project:
  • Physical Health,
  • Public Safety,
  • Other
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About this Project:

This project addresses the issue of Wheelchair accessibility. We help people that use wheelchairs get around certain places using an app that shows which places are accessible. This app can also help you buy a wheelchair or accessible house.

We learned from friends who knew people that had troubles living in NYC in a wheelchair. We wanted to find a way to help them and make their lives easier. So we interviewed people to see their intake on wheelchair accessibility and where it needs improvement.

There would be three slides that are for different specific things. The first slide is for shopping and renting cars. The second slide is to buy a wheelchair accessible house. And, the third slide is a map that shows you routes and accessible spots.

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Feedback from the Judges:

👏 Principal at The General Partnership — Emoti-Con Judge
You have selected a problem space that I am certain is not served well by existing apps. Bravo for taking a swing at a problem space that could make a huge difference for its target users!

One common task we do early in app design is called "user studies": Basically, we think about the types of people that would use the app, go out and find a couple, talk to them, and get their reaction to our ideas. What's so cool about user studies is you don't even need to build the app yet - you can just show them your wireframe/design mockups and ask questions like, "what do you think that button would do?", "would you use this?", and so on. For this project especially, I think talking to some potential users would help your product design: you may learn, for example, that finding a wheelchair-accessible restroom in NYC is a much more frequent problem than buying a house (which they may only do once or twice).

Your idea got me thinking about a space I don't have much connection to; thanks for sharing it.

👏 Head of Design at Ringlet — Emoti-Con Judge
I love this idea — making it easier to find accessible homes and locations by displaying this info via an app is a great idea. I also think the app layout is simple and easy to understand. It sounds like the app has a lot of different functionality to start, so it might help to determine the most important feature via user feedback and focus on that in the future. Great job!

Feedback from the Community:

Naomi 👏 a Middle School Student from Brooklyn
Nice project! Could be really good for accessible people!!

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