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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

Stone Fruit: Permanent Impressions: James M, Kaitlyn S, Alana C, Aiden M, Barron H

The Problem

Our subject matter expert, Bella Wingo, a tattoo artist at Black Atlas Tattoo, challenged us to create a flash sheet with 4 pages with 3 designs on each page, each page being a different tattoo genre.

The Solution

We researched the culture and history of tattoos and came up with our own designs based on the genres she gave us. For our showcase, we are creating customizable tattoo design stickers.

Target Market

Societal Impact

Once they come to our showcase, our audience will be able to interact with our product and learn about the cultural importance and history of tattoos.

Next Steps

We still need to print our custom stickers.

Reflection

Our SME knew a lot about tattoos and helped us a lot. Our designs are original and look pretty snazzy. We struggled with communcation between team members and recording. We've overcome those issues by making a group chat getting to know each other better and working to understand each other.

Use of Backer Contributions

We only ask that people attend our showcase on June 29 from 9:30-10:30 and 12:00-1:00. Business partners interested in working with our students on future projects, please contact our Director of Community Partnerships, Jake Wingo, at jake.wingo@raypec.org.

 

This pitch was developed with the support of an amazing educational program provided by:

Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District

Raymore-Peculiar R-II School District

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How well does the intern/team understand whom they are solving/designing for?

  • Reflects deep understanding and knowledge of the background on and mission/vision of the employer (WHY)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's products/services (WHAT)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's marketing strategy to reach its customer/users (HOW)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the profile of the main customers/users for the employer (WHOM)

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Problem Exploration/Validation

How well does the intern/team narrow down and define the specific ceed(s)/pain point(s) for the employer and its users?

 

  • Reflects deep empathy work has occured (aka "discovery") around the broad design question/problem with key stakeholders (employees and/or customers/users, depending on the problem)

  • Reflects clear pain points (problem/needs/wants) have been extracted from the empathy work

  • Reflects that the original design question has been narrowed/revised according to empathy work discovery

  • Reflects a deep company analysis around the specific pain point(s)

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Solution Building (x2)

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  • Reflects comparative research and landscape analysis was sought to understand who else has addressed similar needs successfully

  • Reflects customers/users feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

  • Reflects employer feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

  • Reflects that the team challenged and questioned their own assumptions when testing/vetting ideas

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Solution Summary

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  • Reflects the suggested rollout/next step to make this idea happen (action plan, ask, etc.)

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Pitch Presentation

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  • Pitch is delivered with confidence, expertise and passion

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