EMOTE: App Prototype
PROTOTYPE, UI/UX, DESIGN RESEARCH, BRANDING
EMOTE is an app prototype created in the University of Florida’s Graphic Design MINT studio space. Our client, Tyler Richards, is an engineering student at UF who has developed a facial recognition software that can immediately identify emotion based on a photo of someone’s face at SwampHacks with his team. The goal of EMOTE is to assist children with high-functioning autism identify real-time emotions.
We called upon the help of autism specialists on campus to guide our team throughout research and prototype stages. EMOTE functions as a short term solution for parents’ long term goals for their children with high-functioning autism. With the help of specialists, teaching the usage of EMOTE could potentially act as a form of “braces” for autistic children everywhere learning to understand emotions and how to deal with the social cues involving them.
My main role was to create wireframes and design parts of the app prototype’s user interface and experience. I was involved in the team’s overall research, brand design, and concept development.
Janeza Dino | Brittney Johnson | Alejandra Ros | Brianna Ostrowski | Brianna Winoski
Alejandra Ros created all character illustrations for EMOTE
Check out this article about EMOTE and Boarder. Boarder is emote’s sister app “that seeks to work with organizations like the ACLU and the Immigration Advocates Network to link detained immigrants to lawyers willing to help.”