Team Leftovers – Week 5

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Attending Members: Advait, Erin, Dylan, Ken

Stage: Immerse

Today’s Tasks:

  • Toured Co-Lab
  • Learned about Resources Duke offers
  • Responded to community leaders’ emails
  • Began Narrowing down Users
    • Most likely going to address 8th grade/9th grade students struggling
    • to figure out colleges

Objectives for next week:

  • Determine user
  • Finalize problem to focus on with user in mind

Next Meeting Time: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 in the Link

Team The Savory Six Week 5

By | Team The Savory Six - Hunger | No Comments

Our past week has been spent scouring the internet to find the foremost experts, professors, and organizations in the field of food insecurity and hunger. After compiling a list of over twenty contacts, our team divided and conquered to send email after email with the hopes of setting up meetings. After a week of eagerly waiting with follow-up emails, we got one “yes” – that’s a batting average of 0.050, about 0.082 less than the worst batting average in MLB history, earned by George McBride in 1918 when he batted 0.132. This was Vidur’s face when he crunched the numbers (he’s the one in the middle):

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-55-32-pmHowever, our team was not dismayed. Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, we scheduled walk-in meetings with local grocery stores and on-campus restaurants over the next three days, and have started to eagerly prepare for our lonesome ‘yes’ for Thursday afternoon, hoping to glean some information to guide us through our ideation phase next week.

Team Rich and Pretty – Week 4

By | Team Rich and Pretty - Hospital Transportation | No Comments

Our team name is Team Rich and Pretty and our problem space is in diminishing the percentage of missed doctor’s appointments by underprivileged hospital patients.

We’re currently in the immersion phase of secondary research!

On Tuesday we continued to reach out to potential community members and set up interview meeting times with Go Durham, Samaritan Health Center, a Helping Hand and a Partnership for a Healthy Durham.

We then watched a fly-on-the-wall style documentary on the experience of patients in a stretched out emergency room. Even if our problem space does not align with the issues of ER completely, the documentary provided good context for our problem space of inaccessibility. Many of the issues of insurance, patient understanding and communication were presented that were relevant to our space.

For next week we’ll be continuing to schedule and conduct interviews with community partners and hopefully start garnering plenty of insights to further narrow our problem space!

Team DADD – Week 4

By | Team DADD - Drunk Driving | No Comments

Our group has defined a problem space: drunk driving, and we chose a team name: DADD (Designers against drunk driving). We are currently in the immerse phase, and we have compiled slap stats, case studies, and interview notes from 3 experts. More interviews are to come. Our primary research topics include motivations for drunk driving, factors that effect fatal crashes, and aggregate patterns.