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government-grant research project

CONCEPT

mobile/web ui

DURATION

12 months

PROMPT

Make a digital handbook creating positivity awareness and providing design tools in the fight against violent extremism and hate speech

OUR MESSAGE

Empower others to spread positivity through creativity.

Ex-Out is about telling stories, sharing ideas, and speaking out against the spread of hate and violence online. We want to empower people to be creative and share messages of positivity, optimism, support, and forgiveness.

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WHAT IS EX-OUT?

A digital handbook for the art of campaigning and speaking out.

We built an app and a website that uses design assets and tutorials to help the public build their own platforms to combat extremism and hate speech. Not everyone is a designer, a social media expert, or confident in their ability to tell a story, therefore, the Ex-Out handbook and open source creative assets offer an accessible solution. 

We built an app and a website that uses design assets and tutorials to help the public build their own platforms to combat extremism and hate speech. Not everyone is a designer, a social media expert, or confident in their ability to tell a story, therefore, the Ex-Out handbook and open source creative assets offer an accessible solution. 

We built an app and a website that uses design assets and tutorials to help the public build their own platforms to combat extremism and hate speech.

Not everyone is a designer, a social media expert, or confident in their ability to tell a story, therefore, the Ex-Out handbook and open source creative assets offer an accessible solution. 

We built an app and a website that uses design assets and tutorials to help the public build their own platforms to combat extremism and hate speech.

MY ROLE

I worked on a team as a designer and research assistant.

I was brought on to this project in Spring 2019 by two of my design professors at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Throughout my year on the project, including working remotely over the summer, I had weekly meetings and work sessions with my team. My contributions were social media/campaigning research and writing, illustration, and mobile/web design. 

I was brought on to this project in Spring 2019 by two of my design professors at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Throughout my year on the project, including working remotely over the summer, I had weekly meetings and work sessions with my team. 

My contributions were social media/campaigning research and writing, illustration, and mobile/web design. 

I was brought on to this project in Spring 2019 by two of my design professors at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

My contributions were social media/campaigning research and writing, illustration, and mobile/web design. 

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ASSETS

We made a large collection of open-source icons and illustrations.

Ex-Out icons are made using a consistent grid style and color palette. They are meant to be easily remixed using various geometric shapes and compositions. This library of graphics is freely open to the public to elevate their social campaigns. We believe providing these assets will inspire the public to speak out on a visual platform, but also embrace the power of design.

Ex-Out icons are made using a consistent grid style and color palette. They are meant to be easily remixed using various geometric shapes and compositions.

This library of graphics is freely open to the public to elevate their social campaigns. We believe providing these assets will inspire the public to speak out on a visual platform, but also embrace the power of design.

Ex-Out icons are made using a consistent grid style and color palette. They are meant to be easily remixed using various geometric shapes and compositions.

We believe providing these assets will inspire the public to speak out on a visual platform, but also embrace the power of design.

FIGMA TEAM WORKSPACE

Using the prototyping tool Figma has elevated our game.

Using the prototyping tool Figma has elevated our game.

Using the prototyping tool Figma has elevated our game.

Using the prototyping tool Figma has elevated our game.

Figma is a tool that has been rapidly growing in popularity and features. Ex-Out not only has used Figma to design the majority of our assets and mobile/web designs, but is also using Figma to share assets easily with the public. 

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Allowed us to organize and share files/assets between team members

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Live collaboration with team members resulting in effective iteration and feedback 

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Allowed me to work remotely without any hassle

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SELF SPOTLIGHT

RESEARCH,

DESIGN,

COLLABORATE.

 

My main job in this project was to work within a certain visual style and run with it, including a strict color palette and budget.

Here's a look into the designs and illustrations I took the lead on.

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WRITING AND CONTENT CREATION

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APP STORE AD PAGES

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MORE ILLUSTRATIONS

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Go download the app now! 

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Interested in working with me?

Send me a message at smliu1313@gmail.com!