Combine caregiving with technology for sharing experience


The age of 13 to 19 years old is very crucial for a person. The family and school play a key role in his nurture but not only. The incentives a teenager gets contribute a great deal to the formation of his personality. Sports, hobbies and other extracurricular activities are very important for young people to get more mature, broadminded and independent.

Teenagers use technology in a great deal and unfortunately most of them are addicted to their mobile phones. They spend hours every day on their phone and generally they prefer to share their ideas, thoughts and experiences through the online world.

Concerning caregiving, helping people with disabilities could be a way that teenagers will start to feel useful members of the society. Even small gestures like taking a 30 y.o. man in a wheelchair for a walk or play a game with a 10 y.o. girl with autism can make these people happy and teenagers more responsible and conscious.

What if we could combine caregiving with technology? We could build a community where teenagers will use their phones in order to talk about their experience with people who share the same scope. The design of an application could give many benefits to a teenager community from talking to encouraging others to keep the good work.

On the issue of giving help, I am referring to manageable situations of people with light mentally/physically disabilities. In particular, other people will be in total charge of those people in need and teenagers will be able to spend some free fun time with them. In other words, their role will be supplementary but also very important. Of course, in case teenagers need help/knowledge about how they should treat a situation they will have the support of a specialised group of psychiatrists that the application will provide.

In this way teenagers will enter a special community, the teengivers.

Describe a caregiver situation that you were/are involved in.

I am lucky to have some small experience as a caregiver. We used to make a few visits to groups of people with light mental disabilities with school when I was teenager. We spent some time with them, played, talked with them and learn about their way of life.

Explain the caregiver problem that resulted for you and/or other caregiver(s).

The thing I felt at that time was that teachers were presenting the whole issue as an obligatory lesson that you had to pass for school. I would prefer to be alone with my friends & classmates in this experience and not having "surveillance" all the time. In the end of the experience we had to write to our professors what this experience gave to us. Again I didn't feel like expressing myself to an adult, I would rather tell my friends about it, I thought they would understand me better.

Describe your caregiver solution that would provide assistance or relief to the problem of the caregiver.

With the teengivers community, teenagers will feel more free and safe to express themselves. They will learn and share important lesson from caregiving through this application. They will also have support when needed.

Are all parts of the design 100% your original work or did you use any stock or third-party materials? If yes, please link all stock, fonts and Creative Commons materials here:

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