After a conversation with Professor Tran and several conversations with my team partner, Qinyu, I decided to pursue my chatbot concept in full force.
Well, almost. I’m currently poking at the keys because I suddenly developed severe pain in the lower part of my thumb which makes typing and micro movements excruciatingly painful. This, after dealing with a hairline fracture … I mean, seriously??? The timing could not be worse. Anyway, I’m plugging along as much as I’m able.
I’m excited and nervous. There’s a lot to still learn and doing this on my own for a specific timeframe feels daunting. But, my excitement at the moment makes it seem doable. I have to present in less than two weeks. So much for Thanksgiving break. Eep.
So, what do I do when I know there are many tasks in a project? Make a list! Here’s my list of actions for Project Charlie (in no specific order):
- Do more research.
- Read more articles and gather more information about Alzheimer’s
- Define an audience.
- Is this for all caregivers or ?
- What is the primary function?
- Therapy? Coaching? Both?
- Define a personality or persona for Charlie.
- Character based or ?
- What kind of language will he use?
- Come up with a different name for the app. (Maybe)
- Define scenarios
- Where will Charlie be used? How will users feel? (Maybe more of a journey map?)
- Drawing may be a problem
- Create a user flow
- Identify features
- What will users really need? Try to avoid doing too much
- Create several conversation scripts. (This is going to be the most important step)
- Learn how to create them.
- Understand the jargon more
- Content types. What types of content will appear in the chat?
- Gifs? Emojis? Video?
- Determine a mockup or prototyping platform/tool.
- How to make it feel as real as possible without an active database? (I don’t even know if that is the right term)
- Define the look and feel.
- Build the prototype.
- Test the prototype.
- Contact the people I interviewed
Lots to do! Hasta pasta.