#26. MJ’s Thesis — V2 Prototype Presentation
Proposal V2., Looks Like Feels Like
This is documentation of Minjung Kim’s thesis in Interaction Design (IxD) from School of Visual Arts, New York, USA (Sep 2019 — May 2020).
Mar 23, 2020
10 minutes — 6–7 min. pres, 3–4 min. feedback
This time, I’m going to tell a story about the problem that I’m focusing on, describe the AR game, and Video conversation solutions, why it’s unique, and introduce <hello,w> how it looks and feels to use it.
This week’s status quo: Practice and Iterate details.
I’m still iterating on my prototype to be fully visually designed and interactive. The goal is to show the key interactions of your concept such that others can interact with it, and to complete an outline of all the functional elements needed so you can keep on track.
Let’s think about diversity in the future.
In less than 10 years, the U.S will need 1.7 million more engineers and computing professionals in STEM field. Particularly, the engineering part has the lowest number in STEM field. Just 12% percent of engineers in the U.S. are women today. And they want to say something.
In results, Teenage girls feel discouraged by circumstances and stereotyped in their daily interactions with schools or parents. Even though they have interests in engineering early but begin to lose it due to the lack of interaction with role models historically.
My project’s goal is increasing numbers of teenage girls age from 13–18 studying engineering.
In order for things to improve, we have to ask ourselves how we can boost diversity rates across the industry and, importantly, how we can measure this change.
<hello,w> is an app contains Augmented Reality games to give young women the resources and mentors they need to shape their future engineering careers.
Here’s Amy who lives in Ohio, and likes Math and computers. Sometimes, she has to prove herself to people doubted her abilities. So… she feels like she might be wrong about choosing a computer-related major. However, she still wants to explore engineering career paths… One day, her teacher introduced an app, <hello,w> for better understanding the career options in engineering.
Here’s Stephanie, a mentor and a senior software engineer in California. She’s willing to do mentoring for the next generation using <hello,w>. She thinks It’s important to hear questions from young girls who are interested in the engineering field. She said, “Because we were there.” “And we can help them.”
Let’s see how <hello,w> works. First of all, install the app and meet the intro page to explain what this app offers for you.
Enjoy learning, get inspired set your path with <hello,w>