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PAJAL

About Us

We are PAJAL, hi my name is patrick i like to draw and sleep. Hi i am Ariel i watch tv and eat. lastly i am arianna i like to eat and watch youtube.

Our Progress

Due Assignment Max Points Our Points
Sep 21
Sep 21
Sep 21
10
8Thanks for taking the time to go back and add a team description! We can't wait to learn more about your project!
Sep 21
Sep 24
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Sep 28
10
Oct 19
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16Thank you for having us out to visit. We had fun working with you on your mini design sprint and encourage you to use the same creativity on your DT Philly project! Remember the tips we gave you about how to do each stage of your design thinking project, and let us know if you have questions or need help at any point.
Oct 5
Oct 5
Thanks for taking a walk in Jamal's shoes to understand how life is more complicated for people with dyslexia. How did it make you feel to try to read that text? Did you feel any pressure because it was hard to do it quickly? Understanding how a problem impacts people--the frustrations they have and the things they have to do to deal with the problem--is an important part of design research. Remember this, and think about how you could empathize with the people you're designing for in DT Philly!
Oct 5
10
10Wow, racism is a really huge problem! Trying to solve it "in the world" might be hard gven that you only have a few months to work on this before your DT Philly presentations, but if you start making change locally, it can spread through the people you impact. We're concerned that your challenge might be a bit too broad for you to tackle it successfully, so It might be helpful to define your project a bit more specifically. Is there a time or a place where racism is more noticeable in your lives? When or where is that? What does it prevent you from doing? If you solved this problem, what would you be able to do that you can't do now? Including specifics along these lines will help define your problem and focus your work.
Oct 12
10
6We couldn't tell from the pictures you submitted how you described your problem in your rich picture. Racism is a widespread issue...it might help make your project more manageable if you focus on racism in a specific place and/or with a specific group of people. This will make it easier to learn about the people who are involved, the environment, and whether any solutions have been tried. It will also make it easier to try out different solution ideas (when you get to that stage of your project) and see how well they work to reduce or eliminate the problem. Upload a clear photo of your complete rich picture to earn more points for this activity.
Nov 2
20
This looks more like part of your research plan than your user profiles. See the bag in your activity kit to find the materials to complete this activity.
Oct 19
Oct 19
Oct 19
10
It looks like you wanted to upload something, but no text or images came through. Would you like to try again?
Nov 2
10
This looks like your research plan, not your research findings. Have you been doing the things you outlined here to help you research your problem? If so, then you probably have some research findings to share. See your playbook for instructions about how to do this activity, and submit the requested information to earn points.
Nov 9
10
10Thank you for completing this year's Scavenver Hunt. You got 5 of the 6 answers correct. We will share your question with Mr. Byer and see what response he might have for you. Don't forget to check the notices section (the pink box at the top of your team page) from time to time and read the new announcements. We left you a few questionnaires that we'd love to have you answer if you can. Just for fun we also left a riddle there for your Scavenger Hunt.
Dec 7
20
20Thank you for taking a few minutes to reflect on your project and look for places where you might be making assumptions or missing something important. We haven’t seen any of your research findings, your discovery chart, or your brainstorming, so we’re not sure what your insights and ideas were. Are you still working on the problem of racism, or did you switch to bullying? We encourage you to explore the new ideas you mentioned, but also to take a hard look at your research to see if you're missing anything...are there user groups you didn't speak to, important questions you didn't answer, or places where you could dig deeper? Doing thorough research lays the groundwork for successful solutions!
Nov 16
Nov 16
It looks like you wanted to submit something but maybe forgot to attach a file. Would you like to try again? We'd love to see what you did!
Nov 16
10
Nov 30
10
Dec 21
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20The terrible ways you came up with to would definitely worsen the problem and make students feel unsafe. Now can you flip this thinking around and come up with some new and creative ideas to promote understanding and reduce racism and bullying? Sometimes turning an idea on its head and thinking about it from a different or even silly perspective can help you find a new way to approach it!
Dec 7
Dec 7
Dec 14
10
It looks like you tried to submit photos of your sketches but they didn't finish uploading. We would love to see the work your team did (and give you points for it). Would you mind trying again to share your sketches and ideas?
Dec 21
10
10We didn't see your design sketches, so we're not sure what all of your ideas were for combating racism and bullying. From what you've shared though, it sounds like your team wants to create an after-school program or club that will work promote understanding and seek to reduce racism and bullying. Putting out advertisements to recruit people for your club is definitely a good first step. Have you thought about what will happen at these meetings? What are some actions or activities your group might take to achieve your goals? Starting a program like this is a bit like planning a system. There are a lot details to work out as you make your prototype more realistic. Does your club need a teacher to sponsor it? How often will you meet? And what are some ways you could test this idea out to see if people will join and participate? Could you hold an initial meeting and see how other students react? Could you plan a meeting agenda and go through it with other students? We're excited to see what you do next as you develop your prototype and test it with people outside your team!
Jan 11
20
20Paying attention to the details of what your users need can you take your design to the next level. Highlighting personal experiences could make your campaign more effective. Is there anything your campaign can do besides call attention to the issue? For example, could it also connect students to resources they need to deal with the negative effects of bullying? Or could it help people who engage in bullying find another outlet for their feelings or learn another way to behave? How would a fundraiser make your solution more thoughtful, effective, or easy to use?
Jan 4
Jan 4
Jan 4
10
8Did you make some materials for your fundraiser prototype that you can take to potential supporters to see if it meets their needs? Did you create anything to share with the organization you're going to give the funds to? Do you have a business plan for this event, or a fundraising goal that you could share with someone who does fundraisers to see if it seems realistic? For your club idea, what are some activities you want to have at the after-school meetings? What is your goal for the website? You mention a class here, what will that class be about? Will it be an online class?
Jan 11
10
6What did you learn from walking around and talking to people in the school? What you did for this assignment sounds more like research than prototype testing. Remember, testing takes place after you've created a functional prototype of your solution. What are your design solutions? Last we heard from you, you were going to try to have an event or club after school about bullying and racism. Did you develop this idea any further? Or did you change your ideas and decide to do a campaign to make people more aware of racism and bullying? It might be a good idea to take some time to figure out what you want to prototype and test that will help reduce racism and bullying in your school. Let us know if you need help, and share with us what you do to earn 4 more points for this assignment.
Jan 18
10
6We're not sure what solution ideas you prototyped, and some of what you shared about speaking with people who engage in bullying sounds like research rather than prototyping. Did you make some kind of educational campaign, and could you share some pictures of your prototypes? How did you test your posterboards? Did you use different designs, did you try them out in different places and at different times to see what got the most attention? How will you keep attention focused on this issue, and how can you tell if your campaign is effective in reducing episodes of bullying? Did you get any feedback from other students and people in your school about your campaign? Feedback will help you see which aspects of your project are effective and which need to some work. In order to earn full credit for this assignment, please share what you prototyped and what you've done to improve or revise your prototype based on what you learned during testing.
Jan 25
20
20Thank you for taking the time to give some other teams encouragement and feedback. Your team has done a nice job offering encouraging support while also pointing out areas where projects can be strengthened. You can learn a lot from seeing how other people approach problems and work through them, just as you can learn a lot from seeing how people outside your team understand your work. For this reason, knowing how to give feedback and receive feedback are important skills to develop. Keep sharing your own work and supporting your fellow design thinkers on other teams!
Jan 25
Jan 28
10
10Thank you for submitting your summary and implementation plan! We appreciate all you've done for your project in the past few months! Your next steps are to get your slides and display board ready, and to practice your presentation so you can tell the exciting story of your DT Philly project on the 6th!
Feb 4
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Feb 4
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Badges

Start-Up: Nike Grind Badge

Congratulations on your creative problem solving—an essential skill for every designer!  Innovations and break-through moments come when you think outside the box, like Nike did when they began recycling worn-out shoes to reduce the company's environmental impact.  The recycled shoes were ground up and used to create springy surfaces for athletic facilities.  For example, Sacramento Kings fans donated their sneakers to be used in constructing the team's new practice court.  Not content to stop there, Nike keeps developing new applications for this innovative product, and recycled material from Nike Grind is now used in 71% of the company's footwear and apparel!

Empathize: Hub of Hope Badge

Thanks for taking a walk in someone else's shoes.  Designers empathize to understand the needs of the people they want to help, just as SEPTA did when they agreed to collaborate with other agencies to serve homeless people where they already congregate...at Suburban Station.  Instead of kicking the homeless out, the agencies worked together to open the Hub of Hope, a site that functions as a daytime living room for homeless individuals, where they can socialize, get a meal, shower, do laundry, and access a variety of health and social services in a safe and welcoming setting.

Define: Embrace Badge

Nice work using your powers of perception!  Good designers keep their eyes and minds open so they don't miss key insights...just as four Stanford students did while creating a low-cost baby incubator for developing countries.  To learn more about the problem, team member Linus Liang traveled to Nepal.  His "aha" moment came when he discovered that hospital incubators often went unused because mothers couldn’t get to, or stay at the hospital.  The team realized they had to create something that could be used easily and affordably in homes, as well as in hospitals.  The team kept researching and learning throughout their design process to make sure their product met the needs of the people they wanted to help.  Since 2011 their solution—the Embrace Incubator—has helped over 200,000 babies in 20 countries.

Ideate: 40/4 Chair Badge

Way to get creative!  It's not always easy to see things with new eyes, and sometimes ingenious design is hidden right in front of you.  When was the last time you gave any thought to the humble stacking chair?  Designer David Rowland spent 8 years of his own time designing a chair that could be compactly stacked to fit the greatest number of chairs in the smallest amount of space.  He made 32 full-scale models in a quest to achieve the best form and greatest comfort, and he was rejected many times when he tried to license his final design for a chair that could be stacked 40 high at a height of just 4 feet.  But he persisted, and today his 40/4 chair is the winner of numerous awards, is showcased in museums around the world, and is a commercial success.  8 million and counting have been sold since 1964!

Prototype: Kenji Ekuan Badge

Well done! Prototyping takes patience and persistence, as Kenji Ekuan demonstrated when he and his team spent three years creating the iconic design of the elegant, tear-drop shaped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle.  Mr. Ekuan, an award-winning designer who also worked on the Yamaha YA-1 and the Komachi Bullet Train, is said to have tested over 100 prototypes before finalizing the design of the innovative and dripless two-sided spout—a design which works so well it hasn't been altered since it was introduced in 1961!

Test: MWOBS Badge

Now you know...testing's not just for school!  Designers know it's important to put their prototypes through rigorous real-world tests, which is why people who design products to function in extreme outdoor environments go to the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire, where the conditions are equivalent to what you’d encounter in Antarctica and the polar regions!  Clothing, experimental robots, and tents are just a few of the products to test their mettle against the mountain!

DT Philly Showcase: Es Devlin Badge

Hooray—you've made it to the final stage of DT Philly, and it’s time to think about how you’ll share the story of your design project.  Take a page from the playbook of renowned set designer Es Devlin and consider your presentation from the perspective of the audience.  How will they see, hear, and experience the story you want to tell?  Devlin, who has designed sets for Kanye West, Beyoncé, and Rihanna, as well as for fashion shows, plays, operas, and ballets, considers both the spirit of the performance and the experience that the audience will share.  What will bring your story to life and help you connect with your audience?

Collaborator Badge 1 of 4

Nice work getting the conversation started!  Collaboration is key to the design process!

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