CC22 - Citizen Science observations for flooding - Creating prototype wireframe design

Project start and end dates:
2021-07-02 to 2021-08-17

Goals & Objectives

Create low-fidelity wireframes for the citizen science feature and pages, detailing how citizen scientists will submit photos and other “ground truth” observations to the Trusted Authorities, during /after floods, send them to trusted authorities for review, and allow trusted authorities to review and respond to the observations. 

The design must show all the pages/steps in the process, in enough design detail that it will be clear to our developers what to build. 

Project Outcome

Sankara Narayanan helped create low-fidelity wireframes for the Citizen science feature where citizens could submit photos and other “ground truth” observations to the Trusted Authorities, during /after floods -> trusted authority review -> trusted authority feedback loop in its entirety. 

Sankara Narayanan demonstrated understanding of Figma web-based prototyping tool. While the project work was complex and only intended for low-fidelity wireframe, the student produced results of professional quality and complexity. He also demonstrated excellent interpretation of design architecture for the project.  

 He demonstrated enthusiasm, architecture and development skills, creativity and insight throughout the project. He was always pleasant, professional, keen to understand our project goals and objectives, and willing to go extra mile to help achieve them. 


We would like to thank Sankara Narayanan Saravanan, and the teaching staff of BUSI 4996U.

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As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

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Academic Institution

Ontario Tech University

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, corporately branded as Ontario Tech University or Ontario Tech, is a public research university located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Ontario Tech’s main campus is located on approximately 400 acres of land in the northern part of Oshawa.