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community outreach. I currently act as Volunteer Coordinator for the Chicago Design Museum, serve as Programming Chair on the AIGA Chicago board, and mentor CPS students at monthly design studios for CAF.
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I am a thoughtful & enthusiastic designer who aspires to make a positive impact through creative practices. I believe that great design is rooted in strategic thinking and setting up my best intentions.
With experience in graphic, experiential, interior and architectural design, I maintain a healthy balance between functionality and visual impact in all my work.
Teaching students about how taxes work and how to file them properly is so important; we will definitely be including that in the curriculum.
In theory, students will begin using this platform around age 8 (after they have acquired basic reading and writing skills). I realize that there are a lot of older students who have yet to learn basic finance, so any stage of the platform will be available to a student of any age. It's more important that they have a strong foundation as opposed to placing them where we think they should be.
To answer your questions, the advantage of having students workers versus adult workers really depends on the types of tasks being posted. Ideally, the tasks would be suited to the former. Simple, easy to perform, flexible in nature. Some examples: babysitting, delivering newspaper, horticultural or agricultural work, shop, hairdressers, office, car wash, restaurant or cafe, riding stables, hotel domestic work, etc.
We haven't had enough development with the platform itself (the idea was still evolving up until a few weeks ago thanks to all the great feedback and suggestions!) to feel confident in reaching out for user feedback at this stage. After we finalize the platform and content, it's the next logical step. We have conducted preliminary research in motivation techniques, and we noticed some key elements.
How will we motivate students? 1. Empathize + build trust (we value the student's opinion and thoughts) 2. Offer useful + descriptive feedback (offering feedback and a chance for re-dos, and time for self-assessment) 3. Create compelling lessons (not limiting the content delivery to traditional methods) 4. Content that sparks curiosity (interesting story-telling)
With these taken into consideration, we've begun developing a platform that provides custom content and a shorter feedback loop, allowing us to make infrastructure improvements as we go. I
In regards to engaging younger students, the approach is less about convincing them that financial literacy will benefit them (this is something they will pick up inherently through learning), and more about simply getting them to engage. The journey for younger users will be heavily gamified.