Design U Portfolio Event
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
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You Grow Girl
We're working with You Grow Girl, Inc., a nonprofit that is working to grow middle school-aged girls' self efficacy and self confidence through an in school workshop. We are working to design a website the girls can visit at home after the workshop to continue their learning. We're also working on new programming ideas and a prototype for something they can take home to remember their day.
Feminist Book Club
Feminist Book Club is a monthly subscription box, which allows subscribers to add items to their monthly box and make changes to their account.
The team modified the user experience in order to solve subscription issues for Feminist Book Club members. It's like Netflix for book-lovers.
Harvest Nation is a start-up indoor aeroponics farm which has the goal to sell produce to families in rural Minnesota. Our project team worked on designing a modular plant shelving system that fits their needs which include accommodating for different plant varieties and maintaining feasibility and low costs.
Young Builders and Designers
Young Builders and Designers is a for-profit organization that holds design workshops for the end goal of career preparation and inspiring design interest in kids aged 8-17.
Our goal for this semester was to figure out "how might we aid our client in developing stepwise plans for finding volunteers, breaking into online advertising, and how to manage a social media account".
This prototyping team is working with Finley's Barkery, a local dog treat company that does good work for pets by making treats with good clean ingredients and for people by donating 50% of their profits to causes that support people with special needs.
Because Finley's is growing, they asked DesignU to help them design both a box for the bags of treats to get shipped in and an end cap that would be displayed in pet/ grocery stores.
This semester, our team has been working with local non-profit TeamWomen, a professional leadership and empowerment organization for women (and men!).
TeamWomen is looking to expand nationally, so we have formed the question of "how might we develop an effective strategy for TeamWomen to expand nationally?"
Our team is working with Finley's Barkery, a dog treat company whose mission is to bring inclusivity in the workforce by creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We are working to improve their digital communication (website, social media, e-newsletter) while bringing attention to their message and engaging their target audience of millennials and pet lovers.
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