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Inspiration Corp Apartment Starter Kit

Inspiration Corp Apartment Starter Kit

Inspiration Corp Apartment Starter Kit in DFA Northwestern

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Julia Shen joined the project

3 years ago ·

Thomas Sanford joined the project

3 years ago ·

Stacy Tsai

1. What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
SueSan and Stacy visited the Inspiration Corporation headquarters this week. Our CPC Amy gave us a tour of the facilities and talked to us about the different housing services they offer and the types of clients they have. We also got to talk to Alecia, a Housing Retention Specialist, who meets with their housing clients, and she gave us some helpful insights into the types of assistance (financial, providing necessities (i.e. cleaning supplies, other items covered by an emergency fund), help in the housing process) that IC offers to their housing clients.
2. What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We synthesized our insights by creating a flowchart and identifying the areas of the organization that we want to learn more about as well as brainstormed some other sources of user insight beyond Inspiration Corporation
3. Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
We did some clustering to identify problems and needs we want our starter kit to address. We met our goal of narrowing our focus slightly, but we have not picked a specific HCW yet.
4. What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
Each of our team members is going to reach out to a different organization in the community to see how they have approached a similar issue of starter kits for newly housed people or people transitioning between housing. We are also following up with Amy and Alecia (the housing retention specialist) to get an idea of the budget and to inquire about meeting directly with users.
5. What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Most of our team's tasks depend on organizations' or stakeholders' response to our emails. We will resolve these issues by following up after 3-4 days with the people we are trying to contact. Also, not being able to get in contact with people actually using the housing services at IC.

3 years ago ·

SueSan Chen

3 years ago ·

SueSan Chen

1. What did we learn about our user(s) since last meeting?
SueSan briefly spoke on the phone with our CPC and learned about the scope and demographic of our project. The organization hopes for us to cater our starter kit to single men that use their housing services. Ideally, the kit would be something small (backpack-sized) that the organization could hand out to their new clients.
2. What else has our team accomplished that we are proud of since last meeting?
We did more research and created a map with items a person would need to move into a new apartment. Until we get more information after our in person meeting with the CPC and users, we cannot do much more than research housing services in general.
3. Did you meet last meeting's goal(s)? What goal(s) did your team not meet?
This was our first meeting.
4. What is our team's specific and measurable goal by next meeting?
Stacy and SueSan will meet with the CPC on Friday. We will ask questions written by the team this meeting to hopefully get more information about the specific users for our project.
5. What are the major obstacles stopping us from achieving our goal by next meeting, and how will we resolve them?
Not having time for a site visit, not being able to meet users, not getting enough information from the CPC. We will try to adjust our schedules as a team to get at least one person to a user.

3 years ago ·

Renee Probetts joined the project

3 years ago ·

Nicholas Kavanau joined the project

3 years ago ·

SueSan Chen joined the project

3 years ago ·

Stacy Tsai joined the project

3 years ago ·

Justin Hatfield

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 ·

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