A Design Solution To Help Hurricane Survivors

About the project

Overview: This project was done as a part of a UXathon (a UX hackathon) organized by UXPA @ Pratt Institute. It was a 6-hour event, where participants competed to solve a specific real-world problem through rapid prototyping and design thinking.

Discipline: Design thinking, Ideation, Prototyping, User Testing, User Research

Design Tools: Balsamiq and POP by Marvel

Year of Completion: October 2018

Team Members: Naman Sehgal, Yvonne Chow, Kexin Cha, Sherry

The Challenge

Design a set of tools, physical or digital, that will help first responders, survivors, or people who want to help in recovery efforts after a natural disaster.

Our Approach To The Challenge

Understanding Users
Focus On The User And All Else Will Follow

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Naman Sehgal

UX Designer at Red Spark | I Design Experiences For People. | Portfolio — www.namansehgal.com

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