Info Design Project 3 Week 2

This week, we began to get into the development and refinement stage of our final solution for tackling food insecurity on college campus.

We welcomed a new team member, June, to join our team as the poster designer, and we each communicated our roles for the project, with Rachel being a poster designer as well, Kristina the project manager, and I the storyboard illustrator.

2. Getting on the Same Page on the Solution Design

Before we got onto our assigned work, we as a team discussed what our final solution should look like and how it is going to be implemented (details). Because the storyboards kind of provide the fundamentals of our solutions as it gives insights on what the visuals should feel like for the poster design and what kind of story our text is going to portray, my job at this stage is very important for the team.

For this reason, I jotted down some points as to what our solution basically is and some backgrounds on the two personas who are food insecure but afraid to reach out due to fear of social stigma and food secure but not very aware of the issue of food insecurity.

Description Doc

Our solution actually went through quite a few edits as we got feedback from Vicki and Adhiti on the criteria of the solution, especially on the interactivity of it and how it must address social stigma in some way. To meet these two main criteria, we finalized on the above solution.

3. Storyboards

For storyboards, I first just drew some ideas on sticky notes. There were two sets of storyboards I drew, but this one I included is about the course.

Can You Spot the Cat?

As we moved on the having a more detailed version of the storyboards, I went on to use my iPad to draw some more storyboard sketches for feedback, and this is the iPad version:

Digital!

At this stage, we were still thinking that we wanted to do something similar to C@CM, which kind of sets a requirement for students to have a baseline understanding of the issue before they arrive on campus. However, from our feedback, we realized that it is very difficult to make the course more in-depth and create a lasting impact on students who take it if the course design lacks interactive, in-person engagement. We decided to pivot our solution, and make it more like a regular class to take instead of a mini course, which led to the new storyboards below.

For this set of storyboards, I included two personas, Kevin and Kate, coming two very different backgrounds, and illustrated how they both could take away something meaningful from the course, and both learn to let go of their perceived stigma on the issue of food insecurity.

Tune in for more updates on the project.

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