When I first joined the investor's club at my high school, I was stunned that only 7 out of 2,500 students knew how stocks worked. Any time I tried to explain stocks to someone, the topic would either bore or confuse them. I was determined to create something to solve this problem.
What it does
Stocks Simplified explains the basics of the stock market in language that is easy to understand. The friendly colors and modern feel of the website attract the target audience - young people in high school or college.
How I built it
I built my site by connecting various .html files to one .css file and one .js file. I thought back to when I did a presentation in 6th grade about stocks, and what basic info I explained to my young audience. I then put that info on my site, and spread it out through different activities so the user can grasp a better understanding of the topic.
Challenges I ran into
I ran through many challenges involving my design. For example, I had to completely change the color scheme to attract my target audience. Additionally, I had to find a way to explain complex topics in a way that would be easy for someone with no knowledge of stocks to understand.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I'm proud of how the design of my site turned out, I feel like it really speaks to my target audience. I'm also proud of the little activities I provided for the user to test their knowledge.
What I learned
I learned a lot about designing a site, and how it's so much more than coding. I learned how much UX design impacts a website.
What's next for Stocks Simplified
Because I was working individually, I hope to form a team so I have more opinions and perspectives. I also want to connect my site to a domain and build back-end components that would allow users to send feedback. In the future, I would like to add more complex topics and possibly video lessons. I want Stocks Simplified to help people become more confident in their financial skills.