|Name||Quarter 1 (8 weeks)||Quarter 2 (8 weeks)||Quarter 3 (8 weeks)||Quarter 4 (8 weeks)|
Interaction Design Research and Synthesis
Rapid Ideation and Creative Problem Solving
Product Evaluation and Lean Development
Design, Society and the Public Sector
Theory of Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship
Studio Research and Synthesis
Studio Ideation and Development
Studio Pilot Launch and Completion
This course is the second phase of the Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship Project. Students will begin to iteratively prototype and test designs related to a particular humanitarian and social problem space. Students will build physical and digital artifacts as necessary to describe their design solution, and will test that material in the actual context of the particular design problem.
The following outcome statements articulate the competencies, abilities, and skills a student will have as a result of completing this class. Students will...
This class emphasizes the following main ideas, themes, and concepts:
|Class #||Major Theme||In Class||Out of Class|
Map the System
Students should understand the larger system they are working with. Based on the insights and opportunity areas generated from Q2 research, students will create concept maps, then using semantic and temporal zoom to stretch their perspectives.
Review Syllabus and expectations for IDSE 303.
Discuss: Concept Maps (Q2)
Discuss: Semantic Zoom + Temporal Zoom.
Watch:Powers of 10 Movie
Start: A1 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Assignment 1 - Update concept map from last quarter. Execute semantic zooms (7 zooms) and temporal zooms (7 zooms). Send A1 with attachment no larger than 5MB 30min before next class start. Post publicly so we can review next class.
Read: Excerpt from Redesigning Society
Read: Civic DesignRead: How Strava, The App For Athletes, Became An App For Cities
Students will ideate with no constraints and suspend all judgements. Don’t consider how the ideas will get funded or whether they are legal. They will use methods like Insight Combination and Reframing. Just have fun.
Present and critique A1 as a class.
Discuss: Reframing and 2x2.
Start: A2 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Assignment 2 - 200 ideas on Post-It notes. Reframe your idea with simple prompts such as “What if [proposed idea] is like a coworking space?”; “What if everyone in the community can help with the [proposed idea]?”; “What if there can be [proposed action] every day?" Post ideas publicly so we can review next class.
Watch: Weapons of Math Destruction
Concept Development and Reinforcement
Students will pick several of their favorites post-its and flush out the concepts, using methods learned in Q2 - vignettes, AEIOU, storyboard, hero flow.
Present and critique A2 as a class.
Discuss: Vignettes, Storyboards, AEIOU framework. Discuss: Lo-Fi Prototyping
Start A3 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Assignment 3 – A set of coherent vignettes/storyboards, that should include AEIOU & some super high-level screens in context into 3 concepts. Find and reinforce the narrative of your product/service. Send A3 with attachment no larger than 5MB 30min before next class start. Post publicly so we can review next class.
Students will take their top ideas and create coherent concepts and testable hypotheses suitable for testing at increasing fidelity. Students will answer the question, “How *could* it work?”
Warm-up: Inside Out Teardown.
Present and critique A3 as a group.
Discuss: Lean Canvas Review Discuss: Value & Prototyping Frameworks
Define: Key metrics and interactions to test
Start A4 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Assignment 4 - Lo-fi Prototype Tests. Decide how to test an aspect of your project hypothesis in a low fidelity manner. Define hypothesis and create success metrics before building and testing prototype. Test with 5 people you don’t know. Record prototype development, testing notes and audience response in manner that is suitable to build upon and share with the class later.
Start Assignment 4: Test project hypothesis with 5 people you don’t know. Before next class, post learnings and quotes on board. Update Lean Canvas.
Test and Iterate
What is the best way for this idea to be productized / implemented for it to have the impact we want? Does it have to be a new business?
Warm-up: Digital System Teardown
Review and critique A4 as a group
Discuss: Customer Forces Discuss: Pivots
Continue Assignment 4_rev1: Test revised project hypothesis and/or prototype with 5 people you don’t know. Before next class, post learnings and quotes on board. Update Lean Canvas.
Listen: The Case of the Phantom Caller
Test and Iterate Con't
How can I further refine my project hypothesis while potentially de-risking aspects of the system? How does money play a part?
Warm up: Paper Airplanes
Review and critique A4_rev1 as a group
Discuss: Value Revisited (All about that $$$)
Start A5 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Continue Assignment 4_rev2: Test revised project hypothesis with 5 people you don’t know. Before next class, post learnings and quotes on board. Update Lean Canvas.
Assignment 5 - Service Blueprint. Map the latest evolution of your service that is informed by previous weeks of prototype testing. Post publicly so we can review next class.
Read: Art of Learning excerpt (Smaller Circles)
Students will identify the path to launch their projects in Q4, understanding the stakeholders, steps, potential impediments, deficiencies, and timeline.
Review and critique A4_rev3 and A5 as a group.
Discuss: Great Expectations (in Q4). Discuss: First Principles. Discuss: So I’m building a thing, now what...
List 50 impediments to your project’s future progress or implementation.
Start A6 and check-in for feedback before end of class.
Assignment 6 - Go-to-Market Plan. What would give your project enough signal to get noticed? Map organization workflows, timelines, deficiencies, champions. Understand how does work get done and who’s involved in key roles of champion, gatekeeper, decision maker, etc. Be prepared to present your plan to the class. Come prepared with questions and areas of focus you need help with - but you don’t need to wait to get these acknowledged or addressed.
Students will learn how to convey the proposed project with the intention of getting another to contribute effort rather than finances.
Warm up: TBD
Present A6 as a group, noting each group’s key impediments.
Speaker: Storytelling Workshop
Discuss: Pitch and storytelling frameworks.
Create and pitch your project to the class, refine, repeat 2x. Target audience is someone to supplement your perceived weakness - and get them to join.
Finish and Present Go-to-Market Plan based on class and stakeholder feedback so you can start building in Q4 with momentum and clarity.