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Eileen

Eileen is a tool that allows users to easily give month to month donations by seamlessly integrating the act of giving into their everyday life. The name Eileen was inspired by my grandmother Eileen Soo Ping Chow who is the most giving person and generous person I know.

The Problem: How can we make the donation experience better and more appealing to users.
When I began to research people's donation behaviors I started by doing interviews. I wanted to learn why and when people donated, how often they donated, what organizations they donated too and what devices they used to do so. Through these interviews I began to realize trends in what people said.

“People don’t like to go out of
their way to do things, that’s
the American way. It’s about
convenience.”

“I pay 10 dollars month on hulu,
why can’t I donate? Part of making
things happen is sacrifice.”

I also did a survey that helped paint a clear picture of the problem. The lack of convenience of current donations methods.
Through this research process that main takeaways were:
1. People want to donate and most people can.
2. Most people do not donate on a month to month basis,
they usually only do it when a specific event touches them.
3. People crave transparency, they want to know where their
money is going and if the charity or organization is trustworthy.
4. People don’t want to be made to feel guilty.
5. People don’t want to think.

The Solution: A web app that that allows users to easily give month to month donations by seamlessly integrating the act of giving into their everyday life. It would do this by taking a small percentage of your everyday card purchases to be donated on a month to month basis.
I believe that by creating a more transparent, easy and intimate way for people to donate to organizations we will achieve a higher rate of repeat donations.

Prototype:
Guided by my research I created an app that a list of key aspects too it:
- Convenience
- Simple
- Social
- Transparency & Ratings

Below is a video preview of the flow and features of Eileen:
Experience the flow yourself using Invision:
https://projects.invisionapp.com/share/PKAX6TSD8#/screens/224372426_1
Eileeen continues to be a W.I.P as it was only a part time two month project. I want to have more features that focus on community building.

Project Tags

  • UX
  • Graphic Design
  • Research

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