Charita (WIP)

Charita (WIP)

Charita (WIP)

Combating Food Insecurity Through Digital Aid

Combating Food Insecurity Through Digital Aid

Combating Food Insecurity Through Digital Aid

Platform:

Mobile

Platform:

Mobile

Platform:

Mobile

Role:

Passion Project

Role:

Passion Project

Role:

Passion Project

Date:

2021

Date:

2021

Date:

2021

Project Overview and Goals

Objective & Problem Statement

Charita aims to tackle food insecurity by providing a streamlined digital platform. This platform connects individuals willing to donate food and resources with relevant organizations and events in their community, addressing the challenge of making the donation process simple and effective.

Goals:

  • Combat Food Insecurity: Address the growing concern of food insecurity

  • Ease of Contribution: Simplify the donation process, enabling individuals to effortlessly find and engage in support activities.

  • Intuitive Digital Experience: Design an app that is user-friendly and meets the community's real needs.

Project Overview and Goals

Objective & Problem Statement

Charita aims to tackle food insecurity by providing a streamlined digital platform. This platform connects individuals willing to donate food and resources with relevant organizations and events in their community, addressing the challenge of making the donation process simple and effective.

Goals:

  • Combat Food Insecurity: Address the growing concern of food insecurity

  • Ease of Contribution: Simplify the donation process, enabling individuals to effortlessly find and engage in support activities.

  • Intuitive Digital Experience: Design an app that is user-friendly and meets the community's real needs.

Project Overview and Goals

Objective & Problem Statement

Charita aims to tackle food insecurity by providing a streamlined digital platform. This platform connects individuals willing to donate food and resources with relevant organizations and events in their community, addressing the challenge of making the donation process simple and effective.

Goals:

  • Combat Food Insecurity: Address the growing concern of food insecurity

  • Ease of Contribution: Simplify the donation process, enabling individuals to effortlessly find and engage in support activities.

  • Intuitive Digital Experience: Design an app that is user-friendly and meets the community's real needs.

User Research, Design, and Future Directions

User Insights:

Research, including surveys, interviews, and focus groups, uncovered a strong willingness among Americans to support community food initiatives. A key barrier identified was the uncertainty about how to contribute effectively, leading to inaction. Charita aims to empower individuals with clear, actionable resources and guidelines.

Design Evolution:

  • Prototype Development: Progressed from initial sketches and wireframes to a high-fidelity prototype.

  • Usability Testing: Gathered user feedback, leading to the introduction of new features like a calendar function and expanded support options beyond food donation.

  • Design Enhancements: Focused on accessibility, clarity in information presentation, a consistent navigation grid, and a structured visual hierarchy.

Going Forward:

The Charita project underscores the importance of bridging the gap between the willingness to help and the knowledge of how to do so effectively. Emphasizing iterative user research and usability testing will be crucial in future developments, with a continued focus on accessibility and engaging with the target audience for feedback.