This week’s class focused on rapid assumption prototyping. Here’s what this team came up with.
As a reminder, here’s what Team 3’s problem statement was:
St. Juno’s recognizes that they potentially have many non-financial supporters, i.e. ambassadors of their brand rather than financial contributors. As such, they think that creating a feature that allows users to create and promote “online dream boards” could create additional exposure for their auction site as well as boost the dollar value of bids. They believe that modeling this feature on Pinterest or Polyvore could be one way of going about this. The initial phase of the dream board would allow users to curate items or a wish list (i.e. if they had unlimited cash, what would they buy on the auction site). The prototype should show how users would create and promote a board, as well as consider what happens once an item has sold.
This team worked out their overall flow/architecture on the whiteboard first. They then moved over to paper, repurposing some transparent nametag holders (you know the kind, you get them at conferences with a lanyard attached) to create product overlays mocking up the “dream board” concept. I really got a kick out of a toilet making it onto a dream board.