During COVID-19, Cal Poly students coming onto campus are required to take a self-screening test, as well as schedule for a COVID test twice a week. After taking the test, we have to view our results through the Avellino website, which does not work well consistently. We have had our fair share of these frustrations and wanted to create a solution: an app called iaso, a single place where you can do all of these tasks.
What it does
- We want to have everything COVID related done on one app
- Ability to do self screening within the app
- Offers COVID test scheduling
- Ability to see test results
- Offers updates on COVID cases in the community and latest news
- Have tips on how to slow the spread of COVID-19
How I built it
We used Figma to prototype this app.
Challenges I ran into
Our team had zero experience with Figma and had to learn throughout the entire hackathon. We are also not experienced in hackathons and spent a lot of time trying to figure out our process. It was difficult to design the user interface to give the best user experience and we had to go through a lot of trial and error. Another challenge we ran into was trying to record a demo of our prototype because we spent a lot of time trying to get each interaction correct in our prototype, but weren't able to fully showcase it.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud of figuring out how to use Figma and how to create all the interactions for our prototype. We are also proud of the design we were able to create, as this was all of our first times trying to design an app.
What I learned
We learned how to use Figma and how to plan out the UX/UI of an app. Through our research we also learned about the psychology of certain design choices, such as color and fonts used. Through a lot of experimenting, we were able to utilize our critical thinking and problem solving skills to address common design issues throughout our app, like confusing steps and usability.
What's next for iaso
We would like to implement this app throughout all colleges in the US. It would be useful to keep track of all your COVID tests and results, as well as provide good information on current events revolving COVID-19.