Inspiration

Eating disorders negatively impact several million people today, mostly women between the ages of 12 and 35. Major types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Eating disorders can cause very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. However, people today did not pay enough attention to this problem. Millions of people, mostly young girls and women, still experience many different types of eating disorders and struggle with the negative impact it brings to their life. Most of them often feel depressed, isolated, lonely and helpless. We created OrangeCat to help people who experience eating disorders to get back to their normal life with a healthy diet and positive thinking and connect with people who have similar experiences with them.

What it does

There are three main features of our website. First of all, users can write posts to share their diet plans, thoughts and feelings and progress related to their eating disorders. They can also ask for help and look for friends from other users nearby. Second, users can write a diary at any time to record their diet, behaviors, mood and thoughts. And they are able to review their diary whenever they want to better track their progress. Finally, we have plenty of workshops designed for users to meet and talk to people who have similar experience with them about certain topics. Users simply need to register for the workshop they are interested in and join the corresponding group chat.

How we built it

We created the wireframe and low fidelity mockup with Figma. We did the front-end development with HTML, CSS and React. We used Google Firebase to fetch data from the front-end. And we visualized data through the posts features on our home page.

Challenges we ran into

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We’re proud of the user flow and overall user experience of our website because users can easily understand how to use the website without any cognitive burden and frustration.We’re also proud of the sense of community our website has created. It allows people who experience isolation and depression due to eating disorders to connect with people who have similar experiences with them and overcome it together.

What we learned

It is the first time we managed to build a fully functioning web application.

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Create a mobile version

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