Boys & Girls Clubs of America

My.Future

  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • UX Design
Overview

My.Future is an interactive STEM learning tool and sharing platform for technology initiatives for all ages for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Launching Summer 2017.

Roles
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UI Design
  • UX Design

Approach

Boys & Girl’s Clubs of America wanted to transform the way their young members experience technology. As the Art Director, I developed the UX/UI and designed the online educational tool for 4 million Boys and Girls Club members to learn to code, build robots, and other STEM related curriculum. My.Future encompasses all computer-based curriculum for the nationwide club.

My.Future personalizes the learning experience for each member through engaging project-based activities. It helps kids develop skills to perform well in school, graduate from high school college- or career-ready, and prepare for the demands of a technology-driven society.

The site interfaces with Mozilla Backpack to allow Coaches to approve modules to earn custom designed, covetable badges for Club Member achievements. The structure of the site allows lessons to be lead by Coaches for less experienced kids or self-directed for the more advanced Club Members.

The My.Future users range anywhere from 5 to 13 years old, so the choice of flat, colorful illustrations keeps the look and feel of the modules age neutral, regardless of level. The front end is slick, responsive and lightweight.

The prototype was tested by Club Members before launch, and rapidly rolled out with minimal changes after testing.

Since My.Future 1.0’s launch in Fall 2014, it has become the hub of the educational technology initiative for the Boys & Girls Club nation wide.

Fully responsive site

My.Future is a fully responsive interface. All aspects from the learning modules, uploading of member created projects, member profiles and social interactions are accessible on mobile devices.

Staff Dashboard App

A companion Staff Dashboard App accompanies the My.Future interface to allow staff to manage the club member’s activities. They can approve module completion and projects to post to the social interface of the site, update the club, and get a overview of their club’s accomplishments.

A Rewards System

A full set of custom designed, covetable badges are earned by completing multiple modules within the subjects.