Data Donor


Mobile, UI/UX



With the rise of smartphones, cellular data has become an important aspect of day-to-day life. Although many people have smartphones, there are those who still do not and if they do, they may not have a data plan. Whether it be sending out an email, calling a parent, or gaining an education, our data is a valuable asset that we can provide to those who are not fortunate to have it. We provide food, shelter, and water to those who are in need, so why not our data? With Data Donor, you can do just that. 

Note: This is a fictional project.


The Challenge

Donating cellular data is a blue sky concept which is still out of reach for our times; however, the concept is proposed as a free mobile app for philanthropist all around the world willing to donate a portion of their monthly data plan to those who need data for educational, communication, creative, or day-to-day purposes. Data Donor provides a canvas for donors to track, manage, and share their data while establishing a personal connection toward those receiving it.




Finding Your Candidate

3 Simple Steps

1. Choose to donate directly to a user or indirectly to an organization.

2. Choose how much data you wish to donate (low, moderate, or high).

3. Choose how your data will be used.


The Approach

The first step was to define a brand in which the mobile platform would exist under. The brand was visually simple in order to make users feel like anyone could pick up the product and begin donating. It was important that users could easily begin using the platform and maintain use of the experience.




Interacting with Your Candidate

An Overview of Data

1. The home page allows you to get an overview of your candidate's data usage.

2. The menu allows for quick access to different interactions and management tools.

3. Messaging allows for a quick one-on-one chat and sharing with your candidate.  




In-depth Analysis

Live Progress Updates

1. View how your data is being allocated toward certain resources.

2. Play direct content that your candidate is viewing.

3. Hear voice memos left by your candidate regarding the materials.