Last semester, I studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro and had the opportunity to intern with a company creating an OS and applications catered to the needs of people in developing areas of the world. I was assigned this project, to design a finance management application based on the needs of the people living in favelas (slums) in Rio.
For the first half of this project, I was managing a team of other students back in Berkeley (attributed at the bottom). For the second half I was mainly working alone. My mentors gave me free reign over the project, so the process I followed was my own as well.
This piece focuses heavily on the process I followed, rather than final deliverables, for the final deliverables, scroll down to the bottom.
Elizabeth Lin, Alex Greenspan, Meghna Dholakia, Shanthi Shanmugam, Alysha Jivani, and Gordon Yang for providing support with domain research, research synthesis, and brainstorming.
Richard Vignais, Joana Filizola, and Ricardo Pitanga for mentorship and UX feedback.