“The website is about curating content - like videos, articles, blog pieces- that showcase veterans and veteran families as leaders in their communities. Because the whole premise is to shift the perception of saying, like oh veterans, they have PTSD, they’re people we need to pity, to normalizing them and not objectifying them to people we can’t relate to.
So at first we kind of like generated a features and functions list just to get clear from the admin’s point of view.. So after we came out with this list, and we made sure we all had clarity on what we were building out… we’re working on how to put it together.”
“What has your biggest challenge been throughout this process?”
“TIME. And also a lot of the process is that we need to test if the interface actually makes sense for people, and on the back end also it’s kind of like… it just takes time. It’s intuitive to us but it might not be intuitive for the user. And potential sponsors if we could get ahold of them! Unfortunately we don’t have the time.
Our final solution to Got Your 6’s workflow problem was to build the front end and back end of the Veterans Showcase platform. For the front-end, we created an audience-facing website that the that allowed readers to easily see and filter through the content via media types or search for specific keywords. For the back-end, we created a content management system that automatically pulled in and filtered content from 30+ partner websites, and allowed room for the admin to scale and pull in content from other sources. All in all, building something meaningful for Got Your 6 and getting to work with amazing developers and UX designers was a great experience for our first Hackathon! ”
See the hack here.
Got Your 6 was one of the teams at this year’s Causathon, a hackathon brought to you by Brand Knew.