February 28

Attended session 2 of Caring for the CaregiverWrapped up concept testingContinued working on + updating systems diagramsCreated desktop wireframes for key screensWorked on project deck I've finally started official digital work this week! On Tuesday, I attended the 2nd out of 5th session of Caring for the Caregiver. This week, we discussed how to communicate… Continue reading February 28

February 21st

Attended first Caring for the Caregiver sessionTested concept sketches and storyboards for validationCreated system diagramsDetermined platform goals and functionalityCreated wireframe sketchesWorked on project deck This week had good momentum in both learning and making! On Tuesday, I attended my first Caring for the Caregiver session. I was the youngest one there - the average family… Continue reading February 21st

February 14

Interviewed 2 long distance caregiversInterviewed 2 family caregiversInterviewed 1 care receiverConnected with Caring for the Caregiver programStarted synthesisCreated concept sketches + storyboards This week, I spent more time interviewing people. I'm seeing a lot of vulnerability and openness in the conversations I'm having with my participants about their experiences, which I am extremely grateful for.… Continue reading February 14

February 7th

Interviewed 2 caregivers, 2 care receiversRecruited more interviews for upcoming weekGot connected to Caring for Caregivers program This week had a lot of wonderful learning! I laid out my research plan and questions and started recruitment and interviews. During my volunteering shift, I was able to get a lot of valuable feedback. I spoke with… Continue reading February 7th

January 31

Returned from winter break, well rested and motivatedDetermined new directionUpdated project briefConducted market researchBegan research plan It's the start of a new semester! My last post before the previous semester ended was wrought with uncertainty and self-doubt about the project and my abilities. I spent the winter break resting and doing some reflecting on my… Continue reading January 31

December 8

Prototyped two conversation flowsCreated high level conversation flowsPresentation This week, I'm pulling together all the work I've done in preparation for the presentation on Friday. I did some quick testing with a couple peers and refined my conversation flow and how the trusted contact would interact with the system. Previously, when the assistant sends questions/requests… Continue reading December 8

December 1

Started thinking through presentation flow/storyVisual interface wireframes This week (Thanksgiving week), I wasn't able to get much work done because I'm in India for the entire week for a friend's wedding. I did start thinking about my presentation and continue working on my visual interface wireframes, though. I'm considering telling my story through a series… Continue reading December 1

November 24

Debriefed the 2 participants for weekly reminder testingConducted 1 user interviewContinued working on flowsStarted final diagrams + presentation slidesStarted wireframe flowsDefined product: multi-modal conversational digital assistant This week was productive and clarifying, but a bit emotionally rough. On Monday while volunteering at the senior centre, one of the seniors I befriended was telling me how… Continue reading November 24