Not a typo
Bridgd- a mentor ship platform for designers
Project type- Collaborative classroom project
Brief- "Build a community-driven mobile application"
About the project
As a group of designers, we felt like we were starved for honest and professional feedback, mentorship and collaborative opportunities with the industry, and so we decided to build a platform to solve for this.
"Is it too crazy to bring online dating principles to say a platform like LinkedIn that houses professional interactions?"
We thought maybe not and decided to base our platform on online dating patterns coupled with a more professional correlation to our information architecture.
If "speed dating a mentor" was an app, this would be it!
To provide a space where finding collaboration and the right direction in the form of feedback is not burdened by the lack of a network as a young creative individual.
To "Bridge" the gap between young designers and the industry
Our TA's Echo
Young industry professionals, Aspirational Designers, Freelancers, Students, Interns, Studios
“The creative community is so widespread. If only there was a way to connect and collaborate easily .”
-Soon to graduate designer
"Finding Talent is hard. So is answering internship emails”
We were inspired by the idea of our platform being the bridge between the industry and young professionals.
Why is the "e" in bridged missing, you might ask?
Well, we asked ourselves what we found missing in our very own experiences and realized that expert feedback & mentor-ship, easy collaboration and excitement were all ideals we missed having in our creative encounters.
If you haven't already noticed, they all start with an "e" so we decided to let it go missing! With Bridgd, you find it!
Colour library and type considerations
A few hi-fidelity wireframes depicting a single idealized task flow.
The application exists in two modes- one for the mentor and another for the mentee. For a distinction, while switching modes we kept a light mode and a dark one. Based on the user's usage and level of comfort they can apply the light and dark mode to what they might primarily be using or even keep it constant across the modes. This power lies with the user.
Here is the mentee's interface where one gets to see established designers who wish to connect with them for mentor-ship.