Children are hooked on their electronic devices. Understanding that dependability on devices is now part of children’s daily learning environment, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is attempting to bridge the gap between electronics and nature.
This project was created for a Hack-for-Good Hackathon. I had the pleasure to work with a 2 awesome full stack developers and 1 lead UX full stack developer while I participated as a UI/UX designer. My role was creating the interaction and visual design.
Fairchild wishes to create a game that would connect with this new generation and inspire them to get involved with the natural world and merge the two spheres – electronic and scientific. The challenge was to come up with a developed solution within a 24 hour time period.
To accomplish this, we created a mobile app called “Green Thumb” that uses various scavenger hunt like games encouraging kids to take pictures of what they find or interact with in nature using their mobile phones. Other games are simply for recording a child’s outdoor activities. To make things more fun and encouraging we included a reward system of points that lead to the completion of badges in which the user can win prizes from partnered businesses.