To reduce the impact of plastic on native animals affected by plastic pollution
Jade Poulton, Bandria Mcleod, Grace Lewis, Kirra Dale
How might we encourage and engage the youth to reduce the impact and amount of plastic pollution across the country?
Customer / Problem
We are focusing on customers aged 13-30-year-olds who want to reduce their environmental impact.
We have proposed an app designed to encourage and engage a younger audience to collect rubbish off our beaches and put it in the bin. To do this the person starts with a 'buddy'. To feed their buddy they must scan items of rubbish and our app identifies the object and places it in an 'inventory' the virtual map shows nearby bins when the person walks to the bin they will be prompted to 'place rubbish in the bin' and once completed they will receive points to level up and feed their 'buddy'. when the item is collected an information screen pops up and information on animals affected by the rubbish collected will be shown and information about how much of this item has been collected in the area. you will receive new 'buddies' for the different types of ocean pollution you collect and scan.
This app allows younger people to learn about endangered animals and animals affected by plastic pollution, as well as the different types of pollution in the area and where it comes from.
We’ve prototyped an interactive AR app that motivates the youth through presenting it as a fun and entertaining game. The app has the overall aim of the user caring for their ‘buddy’, a buddy comes in the form of an endangered species that is found in our local Shoalhaven area and affected by rubbish pollution. To feed their buddy they must scan items or take a picture of rubbish that our app identifies. The object is then placed in an 'inventory'. The virtual map shows nearby bins and when the person walks to the bin they will be prompted to 'place rubbish in the bin'. Once completed they will receive points to level up and feed their buddy. When the item is collected an information screen pops up and information on animals affected by the rubbish collected will be shown including information about how much of this item has been collected in the area. You will receive new buddies for the different types of pollution you collect and scan.
We need connections to people with information around local animals and how they are affected by plastic pollution in the local area.
We need funding support for the necessary requirement to construct the app.
We will need support for the creation and development of the app itself.
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ProgramAEG Wollongong Aug 2020