IDSE403 Studio: Pilot Launch and Completion


About this course

This course is the last phase of the Interaction Design and Social Entrepreneurship Project. Students will conclude their design project, producing a high-quality prototype of their product, system, or service. They will produce appropriate contextual information to present their work, and will then present it in an open forum

Outcomes and competencies

The following outcome statements articulate the competencies, abilities, and skills a student will have as a result of completing this class. Students will...

  • Be able to describe an end-to-end design solution for a particular humanitarian and social problem or opportunity
  • Illustrate a comprehensive understanding of interaction design in the context of social entrepreneurship.
  • Understand how to design for society and culture, and be able to clearly articulate this knowledge.
  • Be able to assemble a test group or groups to provide actual user feedback in situations that exactly mirror the user experience and anticipated user profile
  • Be able to evaluate and modify the program based in user testing.
  • Be able to design and build a presentation (Road-Show Deck) to promote the vision of the project that demonstrates the value, market need, user demand and investment opportunity of the project

Core concepts and ideas

This class emphasizes the following main ideas, themes, and concepts:

  • Project strategy, applied, articulating how a given design will be embedded in a financial system (or company) in order to achieve success in reality
  • Project execution, applied, concluding the long term design activities with a high fidelity and comprehensive representation of the design solution
  • Project communication, applied, through various forms of public advertising, presentation, and public relations

Schedule

ClassDateIn ClassOut of Class

0

3/5

Review Syllabus & course expectations

Case study: Insights -> Value promise -> Concepts

Craft vignettes for individuals from your research – Iterate on these as other ideas come to mind. Minimum of 25, wireframe fidelity (example provided)

1

3/11

Vignette review – Work session on concepts and Value promise framing

Iterations on ideal vignettes

Push towards Idea system (assembling key pieces from various concepts into a cohesive ‘thing’)

Identify how you might pilot the value of ‘ideal thing’ in the lowest possible fidelity (smoke and mirrors)

2

3/19

Present concepts

Value Promise Framing

Pilot review and iteration

Pilot plan development (timing and recruitment)

Begin recruiting for pilot

Begin creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

3

3/26

Working Session

Continue recruiting for pilot

Continue creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

4

4/2

Mid-point Presentation:

  • Succinctly articulated problem with KEY supporting insights (4 slides max).
  • Value Promise
  • ‘Thing’ in its ideal state (vignettes only)
  • ‘Pilot thing’ vignettes, service interactions, touchpoints etc..
  • Timeline, ideal participant profile, recruitment plan and progress
  • Plan for measuring impact/success

Begin piloting

Continue recruiting for pilot

Continue creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

5

4/9

Working Session

Continue recruiting for pilot

Continue creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

6

4/15

Working Session

Continue recruiting for pilot

Continue creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

7

4/23

Working Session

Continue recruiting for pilot

Continue creation of pilot system

Continue ideation on the ideal state

8

4/29

Final Presentation:

  • Succinctly articulated problem with KEY supporting insights (4 slides max).
  • Value Promise
  • ‘Thing’ in its ideal state – High fidelity hero flow
  • Theory of change
  • measurements of success in short term AND long term
  • ‘Pilot thing’ vignettes, service interactions, touchpoints etc..
  • Pilot results – Quantitative and Qualitative
  • Plan for moving forward