Fern: Field Guide and Nature Journal App for Kids

As a part of an independent project for T550: Designing for Learning by Creating, I designed and wireframed an app that lets kids digitally collect, identify, and share specimens that they find in their neighborhoods. The app includes a reflective Nature Journal aspect that prompts kids to observe their surroundings, a bird song identifier, and an online community where users can share all of the amazing specimens that they've found and identified. Fern is a Digital experience meant to scaffold kids’ time outdoors, bridging their natural habitat with a media-centric app.