A Multi-Tool for Internet Activism
GRADUATE STUDIES THESIS
Post Up is a generative and educational tool. It provides a set of creative generators for teenagers (age group between 13-17) that utilizes social media and other digital platforms for the sole purpose of social awareness and internet activism. Internet activism, or online protesting, is a method of making social activism more accessible through digital means like social media, text, and emails, and enables faster and more effective communications.
Post Up helps teens get their voices heard and actions seen. Post Up educates them about what activism looked like in the past and help them visualize how they can contribute now.
Mobile Application – UI/UX
The create tool is similar to the site’s “create” function, but it focuses only on digital postings. In the app, there are plenty of design templates so users can quickly change the text, and replace images for a more customized post. Afterwards, users have the opportunity to save the design to their phone, email it, text it, or directly post it on social media.
Users can swipe left and right to view designs, and have the opportunity to like and share them. Users can filter it by “Popular”, “Nearby” and “What’s New” which allows them to view issues happening around them locally and broadly.
Post Up utilizes digital screens for their users to get information and content out faster in the public spaces like bus shelters and mall displays.
Post Up screens are in selected cities, and users will have an AR experience where the app will scan and determine if the digital screen is compatible and bring forth your designs that are compatible to that specific screen (which is based off of dimension ratios). And all you have to do is swipe your design up, press confirm on the digital screen, and it’s set! This helps Post Up users to get their voices heard in public spaces in an interactive and quick manner.
The Locator finds Post Up Screens in your area, and it also locates the location of the designs you have posted up previously.