UX/UI Designer, Front-End Developer
Pen, sticky notes, Figma, HTML, CSS and Sass
Representing the Palm Beach Tech Women's Council, my team of 8 participated in the 3-day Palm Beach Tech Hackathon, where we were required to “Build something that benefits the community” in the form of an website or application.
According to Governor Rick Scotts Council on Homelessness annual report: “The three primary factors that contribute to homelessness in Florida: (1) lack of access to housing, (2) need for employment and income opportunities, and (3) inadequate access to health care.” Therefore, we needed to create an application that addressed all three of these issues.
Our team needed to think of ways we could use technology to help the people that are most in need of access to information. Because we wanted to build something that helped the homeless population in Palm Beach County, the questions we posed were, "How can we use technology to help fight these
issues?" and "How do we tackle the disconnect between the homeless population and the use of technology?"
We came up with an application that functions as a resource repository for Shelter, Food, Job Programs, Health, and Hygiene. However, how would those of the homeless community have access to this app?