Projects

See All My Projects

Admin

SitStayRead

SitStayRead

You must be logged in to add comments.

Stand for Thursday, May 14

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
We found out the virtual capabilities that will limit the interactive features of our design through speaking with our client.
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We reviewed all of our potential features of the website with our client to gain feedback that directed us toward finalizing the features that we will incorporate.
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
Yes. We were able to speak with our client about our features and decided upon which we are going to include. In doing so, we were able to cross off some of the more difficult features to program into a website, which has led us to no longer need a third party to create the website.
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
To write a few books to use on the website and write out the information that will be included in the activities of the website.
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Some of the tasks can be time consuming so it may be an obstacle. We will focus on the more easily accomplished tasks that can be done in an efficient and timely manner.

Stand for Monday, May 11

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
n/a
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We brainstormed features of our design and decided upon the ones that we want to include.
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
No. We analyzed potential features through brainstorming and the use of a feasibility vs fun plot.
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
To find a potential client to program and create the website. To receive feedback and gain information about our design features so that we may be able to make decisions based on our information.
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
We must find an individual that is capable and willing to make and program the website. We are reaching out to several potential leads to find such an individual.

Stand for Thursday, May 7

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
Our clients really liked the website idea and thought it will help their outreach to any kid -- they didn't think access will be an issue
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We received client feedback, and we elaborated on our design and are getting ready to start putting content on the website to start testing
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
Yes we did -- we received feedback from the client and her team
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
To conduct research on some of the narrow aspects of our design to draw insights from existing / similar solutions
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
We will probably need outside help from someone who is very proficient at creating and building at websites

Stand for Monday, May 4

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
We applied what we knew about our users to our 5 ideas.
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We have narrowed our ideas from 5 down to 3 through a decision matrix and elaborated upon the ideas in detail.
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
Yes. We presented at the open studio crit session and received feedback.
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
To receive feedback on our ideas and the format of the design from the client
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
None

Thomas Sanford joined the project

3 years ago ·

Stand for Thursday, Apr 30

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
We met with our client to discuss the problem and ran our insights by her to gain feedback.
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We completed research on our ideas and were able to narrow them down from 15 to 5!
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
Yes! We were able to gain further information on our insights and meet with our client
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
Make a presentation on our progress and a creative pitch and receive feedback on our narrowed ideas.
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
None

Stand for Monday, Apr 27

What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
Not much because we did brainstorming today, and synthesized last meeting
What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We brainstormed for 3 HCWs and then voted and came up with 15 solid ideas
Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
We did not meet with the client yet due to scheduling conflicts -- we will meet with her in person on Thursday to go over HCWs, but we did get to ideating
What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
We will research the competitor products / similar products for all 15 ideas to gather inisghts into their design and to see the white spaces for our ideas
What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Finding time with the client (but that is set up) -- so far, we are making good progress

Paul McCullough

1. We had two more site visits and performed online research and proceeded to come up with the following key insights:

- Kids like attention - more willing to write if someone notices them
- Kids love interactive reading stuff
- Kids give up easily with writing
- Parental engagement and background is a huge factor in children's success
- Commercialized characters are good because of the familiarity to the characters
- Kids like reoccurring characters in books

2. We bonded, perfected the groupme, and narrowed to 3-5 HCW's.

3. Yes. We met all of our previous meeting's goals, and went beyond by completing two site visits and online research.

4. Set up a call with our client to review and gain feedback on our HCW's. We plan on ideating next meeting.

5. None

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

1. We learned about the obstacles and positives of applying the SitStayRead model to children at home:
Obstacles:
Children don’t have access to book
First and second graders are not independent
Children gave up on writing tasks when confused
Needs a facilitator

Positives:
Very structured
Dogs create memorable experience
Energetic volunteers to get kids involved
Trust factor with dog
Lack of pressure with dog

2. That we synthesized a sequence diagram on Sunday, and that we brainstormed 4 user research plans that we are actually going to do in the coming weeks.

3. Yes, and did even more than we expected woot woot

4. To synthesize our 2 site visits, and identify 3-5 insights (real ones)

5. We are terrific -- our groupme name is subpar and is leading to some group conflicts

3 years ago ·

Priya Shankarappa joined the project

3 years ago ·

Stephanie Kong joined the project

3 years ago ·

Paul McCullough joined the project

3 years ago ·

John Jeevarajan joined the project

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

1. We learned more about SitStayRead's childhood literacy model and created research questions for our Friday site visit.
2. We met each other!
3. N/A
4. To conduct a site visit, and synthesize our findings and background research and identify 3-5 pain points
5. The distance of the school (1 hour ago), we are reaching out to them to see if we go to another school

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

3 years ago ·

Alex Gangwish joined the project

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

Here are the five questions to answer for the team updates after each meeting!

1. What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
2. What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
3. Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
4. What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
5. What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield joined the project

3 years ago ·

Edit Story
File Upload
Rename File
Send Invitations

Type in names or emails, or paste in a list separated by commas

Edit Event
Goal Instruction

Loading ...

Edit Due Date
Take me to the Loft

Welcome to the Loft!

The Loft is a suite of tools created to help you run successful design projects.

Take me to the Loft

Projects

The Loft has built-in tools to make sure your design project runs smoothly.

Click your project name in the upper right corner to quickly navigate to your project.

The Loft has built-in tools to make sure your design project runs smoothly.

Take me to the Loft

Goals

Loft goals help keep your team on track and always knowing what the next step will be.

See your next deadline and statuses on goals.

Choose which goals you want to take on from the goal libarary.

Take me to the Loft

Feedback

With the Loft feedback system you can get real-time comments on your work from your peers.

Upload your project work for your peers and mentors to review.

Get real-time feedback on your work.

Take me to the Loft

Guides

Loft guides give you a framework of activities to help your team through a design process.

Browse the guides to choose the best process for you.

Take me to the Loft

Studios

The Loft has a community of studios from around the country, each with their own project teams and guides.

Take me to the Loft

Get Started

You now have access to a powerful suite of tools to help you design successfully. Have fun!

Don't worry, if you ever get stuck you can always click the help button to get answers.