As I was brainstorming ideas for creating a project, I looked at my bulletin board, which is covered with my favorite photos, stickers, lucky charms, and small notes. I love decorating and designing my bulletin board, and I see that many others enjoy it as well, whether they're at their work office or at home. This inspired me to develop BulletinBuddy, a website that allows users to design their own virtual bulletin board for personal or public use.
What it does
BulletinBuddy is a platform that aims to bring people together through the use of private and public bulletin boards. Our virtual and customizable boards can be used for various purposes, such as creating to-do lists, discussing ideas, or promoting events. The design possibilities are endless.
With BulletinBuddy, you can create boards that fit your specific needs and interests and connect with others. Our site helps users stay organized and efficient in their daily lives and discover new opportunities or events they may not have been aware of before.
Whether you're a student, a professional, or just someone who wants to stay connected with their community, BulletinBuddy is the ideal solution for you.
How it was built
I used Figma and MockUp to build my idea. I first used MockUp to draw a layout of how the website will look intentionally look. Next I designed the frameworks and prototypes all on Figma. I also used Figma Community to help implement stickers, illustrations that were used in my project. I labeled and credited each artist in my project.
Challenges we ran into
Originally I wanted to create my project on Figma and then code most of it on VSCode. Due to time constraints, I realized I had to look at the project realistically and went for a full mockup on Figma instead. Another challenge was if I was planning to go for a specific category/theme or not.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I’m proud of how BulletinBuddy looks! The design and color palette is what I envisioned for this project to look like. I also enjoyed my time decorating on the personal bulletin boards along with the AthenaHacks bulletin board. This is also my first time creating a Figma design for a desktop instead of a mobile device so it was nice for a change.
What I learned
I learned how to pace myself throughout this hackathon and how to think realistically instead of imaginative. I also improved on my time management skills when it comes to working in a hackathon.
What's next for BulletinBuddy
Hopefully I can code BulletinBuddy onto VSCode! I also want to expand my knowledge in wireframing and animating on Figma so I can present my project more realistically.