# product design
a non-profit voting system for schools
200k+monthly visits on the website
3successful editions of Szkoła Małego Inżyniera
550kvotes took in the latest edition
4months of development
problems to solve
Szkoła Małego Inżyniera is a website supporting Volkswagen in spreading their values and building their brand awareness among the youngest. This is a non-profit educational project targeted at primary school children - its key objective is awakening students’ passion for robotics and automated technology as well as a creative and proactive approach.
The key challenges were:
- creating a robust and fraud-resistant voting system for schools so that it cannot be exploited by bots,
- making the solution capable of handling heavy traffic loads.
Merixstudio was responsible for developing the project from scratch covering full-fledged web development consultancy, quality assurance, software development and design services. One of the main milestones to achieve were: creating a full design for the website, implementing a bot-resistant voting system for schools (one of the ways to achieve it was integration with an SMS gateway for increased verification), allowing schools to submit applications via a website, creating a back office panel for managing applications and voting process.
Szkola Malego Inzyniera
an application form allowing schools to report their participation in the project
a powerful search engine allowing users to see school listing and improving their findability
a system allowing voting for particular schools and choosing winners; this included an SMS verification of the voters
an advanced back office panel allowing management of applications, voting process, and website’s content