Charlie: Final Presentations and Reflections

Monday was our final presentation for our chatbot, “Charlie” for our Designing Innovation class. For Qinyu and I, getting to this place was not easy but it sure was a lot of fun with loads of lessons learned along the way, but before I dive into those lessons, below is our final presentation to our […]

Chatbot: “Charlie”

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 […]

Crossroads: This Idea or That Idea?

What do you do when you started down one path and all of a sudden another reveals itself?  Just before Thanksgiving break, I found myself researching two ideas. I knew this wasn’t efficient but I felt compelled to explore the second idea more after the interviews I had conducted. Five interviews later I found that […]

Designing Innovation: Teamwork, Prototypes and Feedback

Creating the Education Kitchen kit Prototype This is when our team really shined. Laura, Mackenize, Maria and I went full-on to design a prototype for our presentation last week. Laura especially took ownership designing the look and feel of Education Kitchen. I helped to guide and tweak a few things with the type and colors […]

Designing Innovation: Concept Maps, Design Requirements and Proposed Solution

Concept Map: Connect the Dots Our concept map showing how our different ideas are directly connected or at least related in some way; some have more than just one connection. Based on our interviews with our stakeholders, our initial idea of a social media campaign came to a screeching halt once we realized the depth […]