College + Amazon Adobe Creative Jam
Teams of 2
Oct 20, 2021 - Nov 4, 2021
Equivol is a mobile app that connects high school students with volunteer opportunities in their local communities. No matter what background or ability a student has, Equivol provides an opportunity for all.
Design for equity: We kept in mind that we were designing for high school students with varying backgrounds. Some have physical limitations, some can drive or easily get a ride while others can't, and everyone has varying skills and interests.
Mapping User Journeys
Iterating, and iterating, and iterating...
Welcome to Equivol
Starting with UX Research
We researched other volunteering brand identities to come up with our own unique, yet recognizable brand.
The name Equivol comes from: Equity + Volunteer = Equivol
Throughout the project, you will see the name Service Match, which served as a placeholder name for the app while we came up with the final name.
Our logo, the puzzle pieces, represents finding the perfect volunteer opportunity that fits into the user's life like a puzzle piece. The heart is a symbol of care and doing good.
The primary color salmon is a representation of hope and happiness, which are feelings we want to instill when users are searching for a volunteer opportunity.
high school student looking to fulfill volunteer requirements for graduation
high school student intrinsically motivated to find a volunteer opportunity to serve their community
edge cases: a teacher, counselor, or parent assisting a student in finding a volunteer opportunity
To make Equivol's volunteer opportunities accessible, we researched potential accessibility issues that our users might encounter.
Visual impairments: blind, color blind, etc.
Lack of transportation
Mapping User Journeys and Iterating
We sketched out the layout of each screen, and mapped out a few key user journeys.
User Journey 1: Onboarding
We initially wanted students to create an account as soon as they opened the app. But after receiving feedback, we recognized that students would most likely want to browse through volunteer opportunities before providing personal information.
User Journey 2: Sign up for a volunteer opportunity
After exploring different volunteer opportunities, students will be able to sign up for the ones they're interested in directly through the Equivol app.
User Journey 3: Checking progress and account information
Students can access their progress, saved applications, works in progress, and other account information.
Accessibility through filters
Welcome to Equivol
I really enjoyed my first Adobe Creative Jam! I got the chance to apply my design skills and learned to...
1. Seek out feedback from mentors to improve designs
2. Communicate with my partner well
3. Manage my time well, especially on projects like this with fast-approaching deadlines