SO.BE Stories

project details

Type: Educational App

Collaboration: Design & Education

Deliverable: Branding, UI/UX Design, Mobile Application

Year: 2015 – present

Field: Interactive, Branding & Identity, Socially Conscious Design, Human-Centered Design

Funding: Community Impact Grant ($10,000); Faculty Innovators Grant ($2,500)

SO.BE Stories is an educational app that teaches Kindergarten students social skills.

Teaching and supporting social/emotional development in elementary students improves current problematic behavior, increases the likelihood of preventing future antisocial behavior, enhances future educational outcomes, and creates positive school environments.


In 2016, a randomized pretest-posttest group design was utilized to compare the effects of the SO.BE Stories Curriculum with the regular classroom counseling program in three Iowa City elementary schools.

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