In February 2013, Valentines weekend, myself and two other designers (Jack Maize and Kevin DeBoer) collaborated to develop an app for the Cal Poly Kennedy Library through the first Cal Poly Hackathon held by the company, Evernote.
After 24hours of developing our idea, designing the prototype and pitching our result, we were honored to be awarded the Cal Poly Library Innovation Prize Sponsored by the Robert E. Kennedy Library.
The app we created is called Fisbowl. The goal was to redesign the existing reservation system for library collaboration rooms, and provide a central hub for study groups to collaborate and share notes before and during the study session.
Thus, the reservation system will be completely automated, eliminating manual entry inefficiency. There is also a second option to create an event once one has created a room reservation. The event hub allows you to: send invites to study partners, add study session to calendar programs, setup alerts and reminders, and share notes, documents, and other resources.
Today, the Cal Poly library featured our team on their blog. Please read more about our thoughts, process and more about the app. https://lib.calpoly.edu/blog/outloud/2013/04/15/cal-poly-students-create-app-for-fish-bowls/