Week: Start of July Session to Aug 2, 2020
Overview of Things Learned:
Technical Area: Design methods such as Affinity Mapping, Empathy Mapping, Bull’s Eye Diagram, Stakeholder Mapping, Interviews and Personas were learned and explored. Bull’s Eye diagram helped us shortlist a few aspects that we as a team wanted to work upon, after deciding the project topic. Interviews and brainstorming sessions were essential to gather information about our stakeholders and their problems. Affinity Mapping allowed the teams to make sense of the huge amounts of data we had gathered. Personas too allowed us to categorize the data we had and helped us move forward with the design process. In the later stage we created the HMW statements so that we have a precise direction for moving towards the solution.
Tool: Mural- For affinity mapping, empathy mapping, bull’s eye diagram, personas, brainstorming. Mural was new for me, but I really liked it personally. The interface is brilliant and it provides a great medium for virtual collaboration.
Google Meets: Used for team meetings and interviews.
Soft Skills: Communication skills, team work, problem solving, collaboration, feedback, creativity, goal setting, planning, prioritizing
Achievement Highlights: Looking at my zeal and enthusiasm, I was enrolled in the July session even before the initial self assessment had taken place(Although I did fill the self assessment as it was required). I conducted 2 interviews successfully- both with ex-interns of the June session. I was able to work well in groups and contribute in the team meetings. Brainstorming and all other design methods were carried out nicely in groups. I also aided the persona creations. I contributed in the creation of HMW statements.
Meetings attended: I attended all the meetings- 7/16, 7/17, 7/23, 7/24, 7/28, 7/30, 7/31
Goals for the upcoming Week:
1:Iterate the HMW statement to get a very
2: Create rough sketches of the solution
3: Create low fidelity sketches of the solution
Tasks Done: I conducted 2 interviews and contributed significantly in the bull’s eye diagram, affinity mapping, personas, empathy mapping, stakeholder mapping and the HMW statement creation.