Feedback is important for cultivating creativity. Constructive feedback on design is crucial for helping students and amateur designers iterate toward better solutions. However, most of the current platforms don’t promote candid design feedback and are largely used for self-promotion. The primary users of portfolio sites like Behance and Dribbble are design professionals and their key purpose is to connect with potential clients or firms for jobs. Feedback on portfolio sites are simplistic, and since they all are follower based communities, fewer followers means less feedback. It is hard to meet likeminded strangers through these platforms as there is no productive discussion and comments are typically reduced to mere back patting. Networking among students is generally limited to design festivals, competitions and conferences. The lack of an active network among students creates pockets of brilliance where the shared intelligence of the students gets limited to their school campus and rarely goes beyond that. This in turn deters students from having considerable chances of interacting with students outside their community. Any kind of platform for design students to share hobby works and network with other like-minded students is absent.
This project proposes Streakle, a feedback and networking platform for design students to share and discuss works, get feedback, and network with others. Users interpret the designs based on the context stated by the designer and share feedback through comments and annotations. The group chat feature enables users to discuss works and other topics spontaneously. It is not a follower based community and users choose to follow topics of their interest instead of people. When someone shares anything related to the users’ interest it appears in their feed.
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