Mindful Social Media

Planning and reflection are key factors for being mindful. Slash is a social network service that helps people use their time on social media wisely. Slash allows users recreate their habit for use of social media by going through a simple process. First, they plan how they want to use their social media account. Next, they use their social media account for the set duration of time. When their time is up, they get an overview of their activity.

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Sequence - A UI Pattern Designed for Older Adults

Currently, we are designing our applications for a young demographic: 0-45. The need of people over 65 are rarely taken into account. Older adults (people over 65) find most software difficult to use. They find it overwhelming to begin, and if they do try to understand it, the patterns and conventions make no sense to them. Moreover, the physical realities of aging are not taken into account. Realities such as reduction in cognitive processing speed, loss of fine motor precision, and a reduction in vision.

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PICOSO: Games for Change

Picoso is a game based on general Mexican culture that, through playing a trivia of questions, educates players on the diversity, gastronomy, and family traditions within Mexican culture.  For those who are not familiar at all with Mexican culture, after playing, players will leave with intriguing fun facts about Mexico, and its people. For those familiar with Mexican culture, they will be reminded about how awesome Mexican culture is.

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