Become aware about the water pollution problem.

Jessica B, Anshu G, Hannah H, Cindy Z

Our project is designed to be a visual storyboard to educate others about water conservation and to be aware of water pollution. The targeted audience is teens and young adults who want to learn and help but aren't sure how to. Along with the visual story, we have a website that reiterates the information and also provides links on how you could learn more and more ways to help solve the water pollution problem.

Water pollution is harming the environment, health, and lifestyle of both wildlife and humans. It is lessening the amount of drinkable water available to us. Many current water conservation websites have walls of text that can overwhelm audiences, so that the information may not be delivered.

Our website has two components: a visual story and a more in-depth website. In the story we use many images and videos, along with some text, to depict the problems, causes, and some solutions to the problem. We hope that the easy to see and follow story will appeal to the audiences and allow them to absorb the information. If users see the problem in images and videos, they will be more motivated to act and do something about the problem. The website has more in-depth information and links the users to more resources to dive deeper and learn more.

Our story part used a scrolling feature. Everything is on one page and as the user scrolls, they go to a different section of the story. Because it was a scrolling website, we couldn't implement a overlay navigation menu. We eventually took a different approach and decided to make the navigation menu a different page and link the two parts together.

We are a part of the Girls Who Code summer immersion program at Synchrony Financial in Chicago. We are passionate about bringing awareness to environmental pollution. We hope that the technology we used allows users to see the problem and are motivated to help alleviate the problem.

You can view our website here.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Synchrony.