(User Experience, Visual Design)
My idea for GradPath came after reconnecting with two teenaged girls I used to babysit when they were preschoolers. When I spoke to them about what they were doing to prepare for graduation they didn't have much to say. They just knew they wanted to graduate and go to college.
Unfortunately a year prior to me reconnecting with them, their mother passed away. Their mother was the parent in the household that had worked with them on their goals. Since her passing, their father had not taken much time to work on a plan for their education. He was busy providing for the family. This left the girls alone to make a plan for how they would get to graduation. I deeply empathized with their situation.
Their confusion reminded me of my own high school experience. Managing life in high school was hectic and preparing for life after was even more unclear. At the end of my sophomore year, I was given a Princeton Review's Road Map to College map. I posted this on my wall and used it as a guide to graduation. This resources was invaluable and helped me plan when to take test, when to research schools and apply for college.
I wanted to reimagine the Roadmap to College as a customizable tool that helps students stay informed of important activities, deadlines and plan for life after graduation. GradPath was born.
High school students and their parents receive large amount of information through various means with little to no aggregation.
GradPath presents the information from the student's school chronologically and allows students to use the information to create a unique high school journey that compliments who the student current is and supports them as they set the stage for who they want to become after graduation.
This piece has featured in SCAD's 2014 juried show Secession.