Accepted for publication at CHI Student Design Competition 2017
Overview

This project aimed at addressing the needs of the food insecure and homeless populations. We began by trying to understand, through interviews, the problems that these people faced in accessing the resources provided by the government and reviewed literature on ICT solutions for this population.

Our research (literature and interviews) revealed the main challenges that the target audience faces and their apprehensions. Our solution focused on creating a platform which will enable them equal access to information regarding resources for their immediate upliftment.

Project Details

Duration

December 2016 - January 2017

Tools Used

Sketch, Origami, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro

Role

I led and conducted interviews and identified key areas for research, and served as the designer for this project.

Outcome

We created a text-message based system that increases access to hot meals for homeless populations. The system will send out information about the nearest food kitchens from a given zipcode along with other information needs.