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Final Presentation at Microsoft Design Expo ’12

Presentation slides: Video of the presentation: Videosketch of how papercake could exist in context of someone’s life: Advertisements

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04.25.12 / Developing the prototype and story-board for video

After the last presentation’s feedback, we are working in full spirits to develop the final mock-ups with feedback on the way. The color palette is majorly blue with some elements of fun and vibrant colors of orange and green. We … Continue reading

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04.16.2012 / We have a name for our system!

Slides for Motorola and Microsoft for Monday, April 16 presentation (7.4 MB) After listing 60+ names for our system and ours of discussion, we ended up with the first name we thought of! And if you have been following our … Continue reading

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04.09.2012 / Clickable Prototype

We developed a information architecture, persona and scenario of Amy Stevens who works at UPMC and wants to buy a house. And, then we mocked up low fidelity wireframes and  a clickable prototype and showed it to 6 users. Some … Continue reading

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03.06.2012 / Generative Research Proposal

We looked at different Generative Research Methods that were discussed in our Research Methods class by Prof. Bruce Hanington. We also tried to understand different methods from book Universal Methods of Design and came up with different ideas for research … 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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