3/23 Update (Stakeholder Map & Video)

Here is the stakeholder map:

Stakeholder map

And here is the video:

Concept Video

Team: Andrew, Nathan, and Jad


Looking Ahead

3/16: Updates, Vinod Lonahi
3/23: Concept Video (experience prototyping, shadowing, directed storytelling, bodystorming etc.) A concept video example I showed the class before of Fling, a student design project from the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design. Fling is proposed  hobby gear sharing service: https://vimeo.com/148613205 This shows a lower fidelity “sketchy” concept video of the overall user experience. Not great audio but provides an example. For the final presentation, the fidelity and visual integrity should be higher.
3/30 – 4/13: Studio work sessions
4/13: MVP (minimum viable product) Videos, physical models, wireframes, renderings, software simulations etc.
4/20: Soft presentation of final project + evaluation plan
4/27: Final presentation with results and findings from evaluation – Ryan Vernon, Google

Project Focus

Pivot: Specified our focus from overall from a new form of commerce to promoting financial wellness in the younger generations.


Problem statement: Through design, how do we promote financial awareness and responsibility in the younger generations?

Primary User:

  • Knows how to use products
  • Needs help to stay on budget
  • Soon if not already going t be more financially independent (living on their own or going to university)
  • Likes their phone applications except their mobile banking app (very confusing, often inaccurate, not updated fast enough)
  • Into the latest trends in tech and fashion

Secondary user:

  • Needs a way to get their daughter or son to be more responsible with their finances
  • Doesn’t want to be an overbearing parent but would like to have an overview of their children’s finances
  • Uses applications but wants to be able to be on the same learning curve as their children
  • Notices kids either leave their wallets at home or dont use them at all.

Concept Sketches:




Jacob Tessier, Alan Liu, Jacob Heuman, Gregory Borbon

Children in grocery stores

We pivoted slightly with our idea…..

Problem statement: How can the grocery shopping experience engage children to encourage learning and reduce misbehavior?

Solution: App that can be used by children to help their parents grocery shop

Stakeholders: Parents, children, employees

Our presentation is attached below and it goes into more information:

children in grocery stores.pdf.crdownload

Updated Version: children-in-grocery-stores

Update for March 2nd


Ted: From a rural area and has been paying attention to the several water crisis across the country (such as the one in flint). And is now concerned about his water quality in his home.  Currently he has to buy disposable testing kits or send tests to 3rd parties.  He wants a way to frequently monitor his water quality.

Dianna:  Dianna is a mother of 4 who lives in California.  Recent water shortages have made water conservation a big concern/desire of hers.  She as of now, does not have a way to keep track of her family’s water usage, and would like to be able to keep track of this throughout the month.






Items we may possibly need:

Raspberry Pi(~$40)/Arduino(~$20) (some sort of computing)


Temperature: Adafruit temperature sensor($14)

Water Flow: Liquid Flow Meter – Plastic ½” NPS Threaded($10)

PH Sensor: PH Sensor kit($150)

Turbidity: Turbidity Detection Sensor($92)

LCD: LCD Display($40)

Internet: GSM Shield($150)

TDS, water flow, bacteria?, temperature?

Team: Andrew Walraven, Nathan Eggleston, Jad Sidi-yekhlef

Makeup Retail Progress

Target Stakeholder:

Female User Persona:

  • Knows how to use products
  • Sticks to what she knows and rebuys
  • Is curious about what others products might be out there but doesn’t feel confident buying them
  • Asking store clerks is intimidating because she feels pressured to buy something – doesn’t want to buy something that looks good in the bottle and wrong on her skin

Male User Persona:

  • Needs a skin regimen but has no idea where to begin
  • Is overwhelmed by the amount of products on the market – are they all worth it or is the price just jacked up because companies can
  • Feels uncomfortable walking up to a clerk in a makeup store to ask about products,
  • feels as though the stores are geared for women, wants confidence in showing he belongs in the store


Concept Sketches:




Potential Items:

  • Mini Arduino Mini ($10) / Uno ($25)
    • Bluetooth chip ($20)
    • Camera ($25)
    • Battery ($10)
  • PLA Filament ($12) /PETG Filament ($25)