We planned the flow of both Shelter and Volunteer experiences within the app from Registration to setting up a schedule.
By using a series of conversational questions and fill-ins, the volunteer registration process is brought online and streamlined.
Volunteers are able to select from a list of appointments and are sent for approval to the shelters.
Volunteers are encouraged to sign into the "walk portal" which prompts them to upload information about the dog they are caring for. This helps the shelter create a database for their animals, aiding future volunteers and potential adoptions.
Volunteers can then track their walks and have access to resources such as emergency contacts and helpful hints. They can even enter the camera mode and take photos of the dog using special Doggy Day Share filters.
Doggy Day Share
This app was created as part of Big Spaceship's Hack Day. Please take a look at the prototype here.
Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter shelters every year in the US and there are over 13,600 community shelters nationwide. Lack of communication and complicated processes make it very difficult for volunteers to provide the right services to the right shelters. This app streamlines the shelter/volunteer communication and provides some much needed organization to the volunteer process.
I worked with a small team to concept and design this project in a twenty four hour time period. I led the design of the app as well as worked on information architecture.
Doggy Day Share will be evolving as we continue our efforts to bring this app to life.