This week, we had the opportunity to interview several of our teachers. They gave us helpful ideas and comments on our solution. We had a much better idea of how we wanted to conduct our solution, Binz.
Our former solution was to have kids scan a QR code after they drank the bottled water and then they would get the characters but after the feedback, our solution made a lot more sense. Now our we have the QR code on the bottom of the bottle cap and once they scan it they can get characters or coins and win different prizes.
We also got the idea to advertise the app to different schools. The app would then be used as a way for the school to organize a competition based on recycling. The kids would be more interested in recycling because it is now a fun competition with their friends! After a meeting with Josh, we polished our thought process of Binz. Now once you scan the QR code on the bottle, it takes you to the app and activates a randomizer with all the characters inside, then it chooses a character as a prize. That character is then saved in your inventory on your profile. The characters now range from different subjects for kids who aren’t all interested in the same things. This will make the app fun for everyone! There is history, fantasy and so many more! From our Google form survey, we collected data in our school on kid’s motivation to recycle. On our question, “On a scale of 1-5 how motivated are you to recycle (5 being the best)?” Out of the 45 people that responded 26.7 % were 5, 26.7 % were 4, and the rest were 3-1! This 46.6 % is the number of kids that are not motivated to recycle, meaning that there are more and more bottles every day that aren't recycled because kids are not motivated! Another astonishing piece of data is that 71.4% of kids recycle bottles often-never! A piece of data to motivate us to make Binz is that 53.3% of kids said that they would use the app! The app is easy to use and fun to play! The questions, ideas, and concerns we received from our teachers was very useful and has made our solution a lot better. We are now very confident that our solution will help kids find recycling exciting!