Gabby Manotoc Design
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Necto

A mobile application for flash volunteerism

BACKGROUND & BRIEF
Our team was inspired by Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist who studied the relationship between human potential and happiness. We carefully read and analyzed his research on self-actualization.

His research led him to create "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" a pyramidal structure that outlined the order in which humans need to fulfill their basic needs in order to reach true happiness. Based on his research he found that the most self-actualized people were those motivated to grow to their full potential. These people had certain traits that helped identify them as happy.

THE TEAM
My Role: UI Design Lead, Animation and Prototyping, Design Research, Managing Director, Presentation Designer
Marcelo Coelho: UX Designer, Business Planner,  Mid-fidelity Protyping, Research and Insights
Candice Kolhagen: UI Designer, Video Editor, Design Research
Tonglé Dakum: Logo and Icon Design, Market Research, UI Designer


Through the idea of flash volunteerism, we hope to give users the opportunity to be creative, spontaneous, socially compassionate, appreciate their world and form meaningful human connections.

For those who need help with projects, the app provides them a pool of passionate and willing volunteers.



When users first launch the app they will be prompted to either log in or sign up. Upon choosing sign up, new users have the option of connecting their Necto account with Facebook or LinkedIn. The way this works is that Necto will use the existing databases to autofill information about the user. The user will still be able to confirm the information before moving on.

 

Future versions of the app will expand into collaborating with these large social networks.

Every time a user creates or completes a project, Facebook will post for them. Facebook can also be a tool to ask for more volunteers. Our team also thought about having a tag integration with LinkedIn. Skills and interests are common things found on this network and this could be an important tool to help users search for relevant projects. There could also be a reward system integrated with LinkedIn where users who've completed a certain number of projects will be able to add it to their profile.

When users choose a project they will first be shown a quick project summary. They can then choose to go back to the map or move into the detailed project page.

The full project page contains a header (where the background color indicates the category) and more information about the app. The coordinator can outline preferred skills and even add photos. The team members are also displayed on the screen.

After the project happens (or when the coordinator gets requests to join his project), users who log back into the app are greeted with a notifications bar. The bar blocks all other functions in order to prevent users from simply ignoring them. The actions are quick and simple, usually a "Yes" or "No" answer and ensures that projects happen quickly and easily.


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