To research, ideate, and build a system which is able make everyday tasks easier for teachers. The system should also be able to provide content which can help them in their professional development.
Since the problem statement was quite open ended, We followed the design thinking process. The process helped us gain insights on different whats, whys and hows throughout the different phases of the project.
User Interviews : Telephonic Interviews of around 14 Teachers were conducted. Tasks involved are creating an non leading and open ended questionnaire, Interviewing and discussions, Analysing the information found out in the interview.
Personas : To make use of these insights in further design process, User Personas were created. User Personas helped us empathise with the target audience and guide the decisions in further stages of the project. A persona consisted Bio, Devices, Goals, Motivations, Frustrations, and Technological knowledge.
User Stories : User Stories are actionable statements which can be user to ideate features in earlier stages and also to provide the development team a rationale behind why these features were created when the integration begins. Over 50 user stories were created for teachers, some of them are as follows:
I want to improve my skillset, It'll be great if i could find relevant courses online."
"Teaching small children requires a lot of creativity from teachers side. Planning and executing activities are difficult tasks. I'd be a happy man if i could find some ideas/guides online "
"Children forget their assignments. Some who don't just give excuses and i have hard time figuring out if they are lying or not."
"I am always eager to find out new methods and practices to make my class more engaging and my work more streamlined. In these years i have learned many methods to achieve that. Now i want to share my knowledge with people."
"Too much syllabus has to be covered and with time everything gets unorganised, be it lectures, assignments, tests etc. People are bound to forget when there's too much to keep in mind already"
"Handing out assignments, lecture notes, and extra materials gets difficult if you have many classes to take care of. There are always students who get left out and panic in the last moment before exams"
"Handling parents expectations in a difficult task. Some parents are always ready to blame teachers. They elevate a minor issue into a major one which interferes in regular proceedings of school.
Brainstorming : Creating, discussing and noting down various concepts, Features, and expected flows.
Wireframing : Creating wireframes for multiple solutions and discussing them with the team and the stakeholders