Monthly Archives: February 2012

Finding our strategic example

Today we started to reconsider the example we use in our story of Benjamin and Joey, the Savvy and the Sleeper. During Wednesday’s presentation, we used the example of putting a portfolio together to apply to grad school. Hum, not … Continue reading

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02.22.2012 / Presenting information overload in the important documents arena

Presentation slides for Microsoft and Motorola 2 (PDF 6.3 MB) After 18 interviews, long group discussions and multiple pots of coffee, we’ve assembled our pitch on where information overload occurs when dealing with life’s important documents. One major breakthrough in … Continue reading

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It all comes together: synthesizing our research leads to our compelling story

Team Quarter Hotcakes celebrated Valentine’s Day by meeting up to find our compelling story regarding our project’s concept: Get Your Shit Together.   We asked our selves two fundamental questions around the “so what” of our project space: Why should … Continue reading

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02.13.2012 User Research

We interviewed around 18 people including young adults aged 18-22, adults who are away from home for education, work or have had stories to share , parents and firemen. We began our interviews by asking them their thoughts in specific scenarios leading … Continue reading

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02.07.2012 / Mindmap

As the step towards our contextual interviews, we worked on the mindmap of various kinds of documents so that it is easier to categorize and ask people how prepared they are for each category. The purpose of categorization was to skip through … Continue reading

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Problem statement presented through illustration

Problem statement: There are barriers and a lack of motivation for people to organize their important documents. Hunt statement: We are going to study the motivations and barriers to organizing people’s important information because we want to design a solution … Continue reading

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Feedback: focus on an element of information overload

Monday, we presented our broad topic ideas around “Getting your shit together” with regards to life’s important documents to representatives from Microsoft and Motorola. The feedback we received ranged from enthusiastic and encouraging to bluntly disinterested. We all agreed that … Continue reading

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