Know Your Rights

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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

Our employer is the City of Kansas City, specifically under the Civil Rights and Equal Opportunities Department. The job of our employer is to serve the community by ensuring discrimination doesn't occur within public places or in the workplace as well as making continuous efforts to assist minority, women, disadvantaged, and small businesses.

The Problem

The problem we are trying to solve is civil rights violations with a focus on violations with law enforcement. The goal is to educate users on their rights while also creating a way to keep officers and citizens safe.

The Solution

The solution is to create an app that will assist users (the community) with learning their civil rights both in the workplace and in the day to day life. The app will also have a special section that will specifically focus on law enforcement with features such as location sharing, automatic recording, and discrimination forums.

Target Market

Our target audience is focused on minorities and underserved communities.

Societal Impact

Our solution would allow citizens to have a better understanding of their rights so they can know when they have been violated. Our app would also would create a space for law enforcement and users to build community with each other.

Next Steps

The steps we would need to make our solution a reality is money as well as guidance from law enforcement officials and people within the community. It takes money to maintain the app but the important part is community and law enforcement involvement, in order to get users on both sides to make the app more efficient.

Reflection

By researching our problem and developing a solution we realized how intricate the topic of civil rights is. By coming to this consensus we were able to work on community outreach within our department and gather data in order to find possible solutions to the issue at hand.

Use of Backer Contributions

We are not currently accepting contributions from our voters. This pitch is part of the ProX competition for $5,000. With backer contributions, we would be able to secure a domain for our app and even get an app developer to help us navigate the technical side. If there is money left we would be able to work on implementing community outreach programs to acclimate users to the app as well as create spaces of education for both officers and citizens.

 

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

Pro X | Kansas City

Pro X | Kansas City

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City of Kansas City, MO - Civil Rights and Equal Opportunities Department

City of Kansas City, MO - Civil Rights and Equal Opportunities Department

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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)

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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)

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

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Solution Summary

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  • 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

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  • Pitch script is clear, concise, and compelling

  • Pitch is delivered with confidence, expertise and passion

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