Moxie Machine

for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

iF researched and designed a mobile app prototype that parents can use with their kids to encourage development of non-cognitive skills.

Overview

How can kids and parents work together to develop the non-cognitive skills that fuel academic success? iF researched and designed a mobile app prototype that parents can use with their kids to encourage development of non-cognitive skills. In our prototype, parents challenge their kids to activities that develop and practice specific skills. The app encourages kids and helps parents provide reinforcement. Kids can use photos to show off progress and parents and kids can issue challenges to each other and offer motivation when they check in on progress. Kids practice the skills they need to succeed in school and life and earn points and badges as they progress. They can redeem the skill points for fun items, thus encouraging them to keep at it.

A SNAP: Kids can use photos to show off progress. section-image
AN ENCOURAGING TEAM: Parents and kids can issue challenges to each other and offer a little motivation when they check in on progress. section-image
MORE THAN CHORES: Kids pratice the skills they need to succeed in school and life. section-image
SKILL MASTER: Kids earn points and badges as they progress. section-image
IT ALL ADDS UP: Redeem skill points for fun items. section-image
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