For Startup Studio @ Cornell Tech I worked in a team with Katie Donahoe (CS) Austin Li (CS) , Johnway Yih (MBA) and Queena Wang (Design) to create a product in the parent tech space. We interviewed 40+ parents and experts in the field to understand the main problems parents currently face when raising their children. One of the pain points that consistently came up is the struggle to motivate kids to complete tasks that can be perceived as boring such as their homework, chores, taking care of pets, etc.
To solve this problem, we created Star Quest, which is a gamified goal tracker for kids. In this game, the kid is an astronaut that can explore different planets, each of which has new games. To unblock a planet, the child needs to earn stars. Parents and children work together to decide how many stars each chore is worth, and log weekly goals in the app. The more goals the kid completes, the more stars they get. The more stars they get, the more rewards they can redeem such as gear for their avatar, new levels of the game, or choosing some family activities for the weekend.
Find out more about our journey through ideation, customer discovery, and user testing by reading the Medium articles here, or checking the project repository on the button below.