Angler's Aid

Capstone Design Studio
Sarah Haymans

Capstone Design Studio Sarah Haymans

I am guided by my passions, formed by my beliefs and influenced by my environments. My passion and goal in design is to be empathetic to individual needs and to step outside of my own comfort zone to take a walk in the users shoes. I strive to utilize design to empower the individual and encourage their unique experiences.

Angler's Aid

Angler's Aid is a research tool used by state and federal natural resource agencies to collect data concerning fish populations and health from recreational anglers. Current federal recreational fishing survey methods and research tools are outdated and widely distrusted. Angler's Aid is a solution putting power back into the hands of state researchers and aims to create a culture of responsible enjoyment of our natural resources amongst recreational users. The Angler's Aid app allows anglers of all backgrounds and ages to identify their catch species using AI. By simply taking a quick photo of a catch, young anglers can learn more about their fish and log their lifetime accomplishments from the start, while experienced anglers can keep up to date on the most recent regulation and season changes. In doing this, the app logs the specific location, species, size, and water depth, and sends this information back to the agency utilizing the service. These data points help to track population migration and breeding grounds, as well as other areas, over time.

 

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The most important aspect of the Angler's Aid app is that as a user logs their catch, they can go scroll through a local map showcasing the data collected overtime in a digestible way. They can see their own direct impact, encouraging them to continue contributing to the data pool. Through Angler's aid, a culture of awareness and education can be achieved to help conserve and enjoy our world's natural resources.

Sarah Haymans

About Me

Sarah Haymans


As a senior, I have walked through three and a half years of excitement and learning in Industrial Design. I have found that I have a passion for many things. I am passionate about understanding the people I am designing for. I am passionate about getting stuck in the details to create something beautiful. And I am passionate about purposeful design. Before I decided to study industrial design, I was told that the perfect place for any person is wherever the intersection of their passions, skills, and impact they could make in the world was found. Looking back, I know I found that intersection. My design philosophy has evolved gradually after each semester, but empathy has always been at the center. My beliefs, passions, and environments shape who I am, but a deep desire to understand and help others is what motivates me in any area of design.

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