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#GVDS Ideas & Challenges Programme Nov 2019

#GVDS – Global Visual Design Sprint 2019

GVDS #1

Challenge Finder

A service that helps clients select the right designer/design studio for their challenge

Potential Outcomes:

– A prototype of a wizard that frees the client from understanding what design needs they have, i.e. knowing what they should look for in a designer
– A prototype of a service that lets designers create their profiles and relevant data so they can be contacted by businesses
– A prototype of a wizard that feeds the client with relevant data about designers
– A prototype of a process enabling to exchange relevant information between parties and make an informed decision

Suggested Sprint Team:

2 Designers
1 Researcher
1 Project Manager
1 Sales Rep/Senior Developer

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– A Design Sprint Business Owner that hires freelancers
– Somebody who hires designers/design agencies
– Somebody who writes Requests for proposals/design briefs
– A Hospitality expert
– A “Venue for Hire” expert
– Somebody who prepares proposals/ answers to RFPs
– Somebody who runs referral/leads for design services like “folyo.me”
– Somebody who runs a software development company and needs to engage with design companies.

GVDS #2

Ideal Collaboration

Explore the optimum way to kick off a project with a new client

Potential Outcomes:

– Both the client and consultant have a clear outline of the process
– A 10 Step DIY Plan

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Sales Rep
1 Product Manager
1 Designer
1 Researcher

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– HR Representative
– Entrepreneur (ideally a designer-type who have built sustainable design businesses)
– Design Sprint Practitioner
– Business Development Officer
– Customer Service Experts

GVDS #3

Waste Not, Want Not

A convenient service that helps reduce food waste

Potential Outcomes:

– Teach how to manage food in the fridge/kitchen
– A recycle or re-use Service for waste (A waste “Eco-system”).
– Food waste reduced to half
– Education and knowledge for all on the topic

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Marketer
1 End Consumer
1 Food Producer
1 Designer
1 Researcher

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Food recycling expert
– Psychologist
– Chef
– Producer/manufacturing expert on working with recyclables
– Landscape/Gardening Expert

GVDS #4

Home & Garden

Create sustainable ways of growing food in the homes rather than in farms

Potential Outcomes:

– Create #startfarming challenge initiative in schools
– Design for a campaign that helps making “home grown food” a norm and possibly “in fashion”
– Educational material on vegetables and fruits that are easiest to grow inside homes in limited spaces and are enough to feed atleast a family of 4

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Social Media Expert
1 Content Designer
1 Graphic Designer
1 Brand Designer
1 Researcher
1 Animation/Video Maker
1 Illustrator
1 Marketing Expert

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Internal farming expert
– Curriculum expert
– Intensive farming expert (permaculturist)
– School administrator
– Teachers
– Org design, change management expert

GVDS #5

Desirable Transportation

Improving transportation in intense urbanization areas within developed countries

Potential Outcomes:

– An app that tells you the best mode of transportation, given current road/weather options. (bike, train, bus, car)

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Product Designer
1 Developer
1 UX Designer
1 Researcher
1 Illustrator
1 Interaction Designer
1 Branding/Marketing Designer

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Transportation Authority Manager
– Urbanization/Transportation Expert
– Urban Designer

GVDS #6

Knight Riders

A special Uber-like transport for women who arrive at an airport after midnight where all transportation is usually suspended

Potential Outcomes:

– An app that lets women put in their arrival time (+ source & destination) and arranges a taxi/uber in advance for them
– A better understanding of service gaps by regions and countries
– An Uber-like service run by women for women in developing countries
– Verified pickup or certification process

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 App Developer
1 Developer
2 UI/UX Designers
1 Researcher
1 Social anthropologist

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Women business travelers
– Police officers
– Women owned coalition of businesses
– Uber driver
– Someone in airport security
– Public transportation SME
– Psychologist

GVDS #7

Kampala’s Comp Dev Program

Creating a business funnel and/or platform for computer-skilled refugees in Kampala, Uganda

Potential Outcomes:

– A commissioned project from international companies.
– A platform where companies can find professionals to develop IT tasks
– Showcasing the refugees as skilled developers for international companies
– A service run by local refugee community to make the works of the developers available
– Verified certification process
– Finding companies for pilot projects

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 App Developer
1 Developer
2 UI/UX Designers
1 Researcher
1 Social anthropologist

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Kevin White (former responsible for the refugee education program by JSR)
– Frido Pflüger (responsible for the refugee education program by JSR)
– Developers from the refugee camp in Kampala
– Pilot company to find out their needs

GVDS #8

Catch Me if You Can

An Uber-style service for catching a last minute flight on the cheap.

Potential Outcomes:

– An app where airlines can publish empty seats available 2 hours before checkin closes
– A crowd sourced private plane application.

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 App Developer
1 Developer
2 UI/UX Designers
1 Researcher

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– An airline System / ticketing expert
– A costing/pricing specialist
– A SME or researcher – travel and ticket location services
– An airline ticketing agent

GVDS #9

A Silent Shout for Help

A bullying app tracker where kids can anonymously report cases of verbal and mental abuse.

Potential Outcomes:

– A beta version of the prototype that’s submitted to ProductHunt and school board reps n target cities
– Include scenarios to help students identify what a bully does and says

Suggested Sprint Team:

2 Mobile App Developers
2 UI/UX Designers
1 Researcher

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Expert on School Bullying
– Student Interviews
– Principal at a Local Middle School
– School teachers
– School social worker

GVDS #10

Super Saiyan Strengths Finder

A self-awareness app for kids to discover their super powers, native strengths and preferred habits.

Potential Outcomes:

– Talent shows celebrating kids achievements
– A program where kids sign-up for experimental learning

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Developer
1 Designer
1 Researcher
1 Teacher
1 Kid Designer and/or Developer (11-14 years old)

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Parents/Teachers
– Expert in creative skills and development
– Local community centers & libraries
– Boys and Girls Clubs and programs

GVDS #11

IoT Second Sight Initiative

Integrate voice technology into home appliances and even furniture for blind people

Potential Outcomes:

– An interactive mirror than can describe to you the items of clothes you put in front of it
– A sensor system that uses sound to alert someone if they are near an object.
– A mobile app that communicates with sensors placed around the house for simulated echo-location.

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Developer
1 Designer
1 Researcher
1 AI or machine learning expert
1 Voice Back End Developer

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Wearables Expert
– Inclusive Design Consultant
– Visually impaired person

GVDS #12

Masters and Apprentices

A platform for discovering mentors in design, marketing and business.

Potential Outcomes:

– A 70% or better match and retention rate
– A video answer process for selection criteria (to give a sense of personality rather than just raw data)
– A rating system for mentees and mentors
– A check list style on both sides to help matches
– A mentor/mentee matching program based on StrengthsFinder.

Suggested Sprint Team:

1 Developer
1 Designer
1 Researcher
1 Business Analyst / Data Modeler

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Manager of an existing mentoring programme
– Design/Marketing/Business experts who have worked in a mentorship capacity
– Someone who’s experienced a successful mentoring relationship
– People seeking mentors
– Career coach
– Brandy Schade – StrengthsFinder Coach

GVDS #13

To Your Good Health

Easier access and understanding of insurance/healthcare

Potential Outcomes:

– An app with dictionary for certain words/jargons
– Users are able to easily compare coverage and pricing from multiple providers
– Increased awareness of preventative health measures available
– A baseline insurance app that searches and suggests the bare minimum that you need.

Suggested Sprint Team:

2 Developer
1 Designer
1 Researcher
1 Copywriter

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Legal and compliance expert
– Prospective users, ranging from low to high tier tech saviness
– General practive doctor
– Insurance agencies
– Dietician

GVDS #14

Design Sprint Referral Network

An iteration sprint on the referral network concept started during the pilot program in November

Potential Outcomes:

– A design blueprint for each user type, and the interactions through each step.
– A completed prototype in Webflow on a mobile platform.
– Progressive disclosure of potential features in the future
– Use case scenarios with extensive testing with end users on the concept

Suggested Sprint Team:

2 Webflow Developers
1 Designer
1 Researcher
1 Copywriter

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Human resources representative
– International hiring expert (who’s familiar with different laws for hiring/contracting)
– Executive who looks for referrals for specific jobs
– Design sprint professional who’s looking for meaningful contract/full time work

GVDS #15

Children’s Creativity

Improving the creativity and visualization skills of children with an iPad app called LiL.

Potential Outcomes:

– Validating the idea of a creative skills application for children.
– Producing a high fidelity prototype
– Planning for a future beta release of the product.

Suggested Sprint Team:

2 Developers
2 Designers
1 Researcher
1 Product Manager
1 Business Consultant

Suggested Subject Matter Experts (SME):

– Art Teacher
– School curriculum supervisor
– E-learning specialist
– Sociologist with a background in child psychology

 

 

 

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