Although the number of women in tech is growing, it is still very much a male dominated field. Being women in tech, Aditi and I sometimes feel our ideas get overshadowed by some of our male peers. This problem goes beyond the classroom, too, as underrepresented groups in the tech industry face similar struggles.
What it does
We have designed a way to allow underrepresented groups in STEM to anonymously review the company they work for about their experience being a member of an underrepresented group at that company. We call our website TEQUITY: Striving for Equity in Tech
How we built it
Both of us are in the Computer Science major at NCSU and do a TON of backend coding. None of our classes have involved design of any kind (yet). GUI’s are provided for us, and our code must fit them. We decided to learn something new and work with designing the pages of the website instead of the backend code that goes with it. We used Figma to create our prototype and also designed another version of the homepage with JS, HTML, and CSS to get some coding experience.
Challenges we ran into
We struggled with learning how to use Figma at first. Also, coming up with a company name, color scheme, and logo took a lot of creative thinking. Making the website look good was also difficult, as we had never worked with design before.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Working with HTML, learning how to use Figma, coming up with a catchy name, aesthetically pleasing company colors, and a company logo.
What we learned
We learned more about user interaction and how to make a design that is user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and practical.
What's next for TEQUITY
For product improvement, we hope to add forum categories for people who have disabilities.
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