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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

The Fantastic Five: Are We There Yet?: Dasia S., Kailey R., Kayla W., Mekhi F., Taveon M

The Problem

Our subject matter experts, Heather Edwards and Molly McAndrews, challenged us to find out more information about our topic, brian cancer and why it hasn't been cured yet.

The Solution

For our showcase, we are making two models of a brain: one before and one after you have brain cancer.

Target Market

Societal Impact

Audience members will learn what brain cancer looks like and what it would do to their body.

Next Steps

We still need to create our website and models of the brain.

Reflection

We know more about brain cancer and we want people to know more too. We have been challenged to figure out how we can work better together and have overcome that with better communication.

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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Employer Exploration

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)

Employer ExplorationEmployer Exploration

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3- Some requirements met
4- Most requirements met
5- All requirements met

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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Problem Exploration/ValidationProblem Exploration/Validation

Solution Building (x2)

How well does the intern/team utilize design thinking as an iterative design process to build a solution?

  • 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

Solution Building (x2)Solution Building (x2)

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Solution Summary

How strong is the potential solution idea? How novel, useful, viable, feasible is it?

 

  • Reflects a solution that is both novel AND useful in addressing the pain points for the main customers/users

  • Reflects in depth HOW/WHY the solution will work (feasibility and viability)

  • Reflects clearly the PLAN (financials/budget and timeline) to make the idea work (feasibility and viability)

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

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Pitch Presentation

How effective is the pitch delivery?

 

  • Pitch is 5 minutes in length

  • Pitch deck reinforces the pitch with relevant images, numbers, and words without detracting/distracting

  • Pitch script is clear, concise, and compelling

  • Pitch is delivered with confidence, expertise and passion

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