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Students of Success

About Us

Our team name is "Students of Success". This group is made up of seven students; Garry Carvin, Jaffar Alzeidi, Jennifer Criollo, Cassidy Edwards, Maribel Rivera, Kerveny Brutus, and Patricia Baptiste. We are all students of Abraham Lincoln High School. Our group is made up of all seniors, who are on the path to graduation. The goal for this year is to impact and make a change in the community. Garry would like to go to college and major in nursing or biomedical engineering, and his spirit animal would be a lion. Jaffar would like to start a career in software programing after getting his bachelors degree, if he were to be one animal it would be an eagle. Jennifer plans on being a optometrist, and would be a bunny. Cassidy wants to go to college and study to be an astronomer, and if she could be one animal it would be an owl. Maribel plans on being an oncologist and her spirit animal would be a fox. Kerveny would like to become a physician assistant, and would be a tiger. Patricia wants to become a nursing assistant, and would be a panda if she were an animal.

Recent comments on our work:

11/2/17 · Assignment: Mini Design Sprint
Cassidy Edwards · Students of Success
10/10/17 · Assignment: Mini Design Sprint
Garry Carvin · Students of Success
During the day we discussed how we could introduce nap time in high school. After discussing it with the group we made a camera for security for when the students are asleep. i t would be used for evidence if someone stole something or tried anything inappropriate or harmful during the napping period.

Our Progress

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Oct 31
Sep 29
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4Welcome to DT Philly! We can't wait to see the amazing ideas you come up with and the work you do this year! Don't forget to upload an image for your team logo to get 4 more points on this activity!
Oct 6
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8We like that some of your design examples were from the healthcare field. You're already seeing how designs affect healthcare and the rest of your life. Lots of people in the field of healthcare are using design thinking to improve medical technology, patient care and more. Since many of you are interested in healthcare fields, perhaps designing something in that field might be a fun option!
Oct 31
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20Thanks for having us out yesterday for the design sprint! We had fun working with you and are very excited to see all the work you'll do this year!
Oct 27
Wow! We are so glad you enjoyed this activity- empathizing is a key part of design thinking, and it seems like this activity helped you get a grasp on it! Great work.
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6 It definitely looks like you examined the different aspects of your problem! Your photos do a great job of showing your group working, but it's hard for us to read the whole rich picture! Submit a clear photo of the rich picture and your research plan ( the template is in the back of your handbook!) to earn full points for this activity.
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8Thanks so much for participating in the Meet Up Friday! We loved hearing about your project. Making sure to slow down and focus on your research is a great takeaway. Also, be mindful about how you phrase your questions- students might become defensive if you asked them why they don't clean up after themselves. Perhaps asking if students ever forget to clean up is a more neutral way to phrase the same question. Remember the goal is to get to the "why" of the problem- there might be something else beyond students not cleaning up after themselves! Keep going with your research, and good work so far!
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Badges

Start Up- Zeroll Badge

Congratulations!  You're starting to see things with a designer's eye.  Great design comes from moments of discovery such as noticing a problem or an opportunity.  Sherman Kelly did just that in 1933 when he noticed a young ice cream server who had blisters on her hands from dishing out hard ice cream.  Kelly designed a new scoop made of cast aluminum that had fluid in the handle to transfer heat from a person's hand. This feature lightly softened the ice cream, making it easier to scoop.  In addition, the scoop efficiently rolled the ice cream into balls and did not have breakable parts.  The Zeroll scoop is one of the best in the business.  You can even find one on display in New York’s Museum of Modern Art!

Empathy- Better Shelter Badge:

Thanks for taking a walk in someone else's shoes!  Designers empathize deeply to understand the people they are helping, just as Ikea and Better Shelter did when they set out to create safer and more dignified housing for refugees.  The resulting "flat pack" shelter can be assembled by 4 people in just 4 hours, is built to last three years, and features durable walls for privacy, windows for light, a locking door for security, and a solar panel that powers an overhead light and can charge a cell phone. Also, the ceiling is high enough to allow a person to stand up straight.  Over 16,000 units have been distributed, and the shelter won the Design Museum of London's Beazley Design of the Year award in 2016. 

Define - Woodland and Silver Badge:

Nice work!  Research requires patience and persistence.  Just ask Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver, who were working and studying at Drexel in 1948 when they overheard a supermarket owner ask the school president for help developing an automated system to read product information at checkout.  They settled on a design—the barcode—resembling linear Morse code and obtained a patent in 1952.  But it took much more work over many years before their vision could be fully realized, and it was in 1974 that the first product—chewing gum—was scanned at checkout.

Ideate - AP Thailand Badge:

Way to get creative!  It's not always easy to see everyday things or experiences with new eyes, but that's exactly what AP Thailand, a real estate company, did in a crowded neighborhood in Bangkok where there was no room to build soccer fields.  AP Thailand literally thought outside the box and designed non-traditional fields to fit into spaces that were considered unusable.  These unusual soccer fields are a hit with residents who now have a place to play their favorite sport.

Prototype - C.B.E. Badge:

Far out!  Drinking out of a cup is something we take for granted, but in space, nothing is simple.  Until recently, astronauts have had to drink from tubes inserted into special beverage pouches.  Then, some engineers came up with an idea for a specially-shaped cup that uses principles of physics to keep liquid from floating away in the zero-gravity environment of the International Space Station.  In 2015, astronauts on the ISS began using 3D printed prototypes of the cup as part of the Capillary Beverage Experiment (C.B.E.).  

Test - Waymo Badge:

Now you get the picture…testing is very important!  How else will you know that your idea solves your problem (and doesn’t cause unintended consequences)?  In 2009 Google began testing concepts for a self-driving car, beginning with a retrofitted Prius operating on rural roads.  As their design evolved, their testing became more sophisticated, moving onto highways and then to more complex urban environments.  The self-driving car project, which Google spun off as an independent company called Waymo, has advanced its design so far that they are now conducting a public test of self-driving cars with residents of Phoenix, AZ.

DT Philly - StoryCorps Badge:

Hooray—you are on your way to getting your story out!  You want your audience to empathize with the people you are designing for, and to understand the steps, goals, and outcomes of your design process and solution.  Take a page from StoryCorps, an organization that collects and shares stories to help people understand one another’s experiences and perspectives.  Story Corps uses audio recordings, pictures, and animations to bring stories to life.  How will you tell the story of your project?

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Collaborator Badge