My Dream Now - method supported by mobile app and computer game-logic for teenage IRL-meeting with real worklife
Purpose and goal
We want to create an innovative IT-tool to make teenagers paths to jobs and dreams possible. We will make it easy for students to get in touch and meet with real people at work. We want to reduce youth unemployment and provide society with skilled, motivated labor.r We will create an innovative IT-platform and app where students can easily find and connect with people at work. With a limited budget we were only able to make a beta version for Android. Several challenges resulted in few talents/youth and adult contacts in the app.
Expected results and effects
The result of the project was a beta version of the app, tested on about 30 students and contacts at work. With a limited number of jobs to connect to, few youth bothered and only a handful meetings took place.
Planned approach and implementation
We arranged workshops with reference groups of students, to define needs and desired functionality. Together with our partner Ayond we created a design and they programmed the finished beta version of the app. It was tested on groups of youth. Our analysis is that there is a big demand for the app, but it has to be launched in an accessible way (no beta-hazzles) with several contacts in place when the youth get on board.