Meet Argyle: Here to help you move to the best city

What I Imagine When I Visualize Argyle

How the idea of Argyle was Born

During our initial meetings, we spent the majority of the time brainstorming ideas. The rules were simple: Name whatever comes to your mind when you think of bots and tension.

Designing the Questions List

So now that Argyle had hatched, it was time to prepare it for its sole purpose in life. We first started by listing out categories that we thought are key factors in finding your feet in a new city. These topics included: Transportation, Culture, Food, Jobs, Weather, Visual Surroundings, and Friends and Family.

Wizard of Oz Testing

To test our features and ideas, Daisy, conducted some essential “Wizard of Oz” tests with some of her peers. If you don’t know what that means, Daisy pretended to be the bot and observed the behaviors of the user. If you want to, you can scan through all the conversations, here:

Wizard of Oz Testing for One User

Creating Argyle

The creation of Argyle was done in three stages. At first Talyn and I, went through our list of questions, and assigned each question a code, to signify the order of questions that are to be presented to the user.

Question List for Weather in a City
Some cheeky banter between Argyle and the Team

User Testing

After completing the design and implementation of Argyle, we were ready for the world to try it out. We had passed a link to access Argyle to all of our classmates, and then additionally gave them a Google Form to reflect their thoughts. Some of the data that we collected is presented in the next few sections.

Enjoyability

One of our criteria for evaluating whether Argyle is meeting its current function as a conversational bot is its enjoyability. Since it is a conversational bot, it has to be interesting, fun, and every other thing you look for in a conversation with a human.

Enjoyability of Talking with Argyle

Utility

Our next measure of Argyle’s performance is his utility: how useful do users find him in deciding on their next home after college. This is the primary measure of functionality for Argyle, as it really determines whether Argyle does actually perform the actions that are advertised on the back of the can.

Utility of Argyle In Performing its Functions

Tension

Our last metric in determining Argyle’s performance is whether it did challenge users and face their tension. This is what we thought was the biggest indicator of whether our idea and execution had actually met up to the constraints in this design sprint.

Final Comments

Overall, I really liked working on Argyle. It has introduced me to a new area in tech that I had never considered seriously before, and kind of opened my eyes to the limitless possibilities that we can do with the right tools.

How you Can Interact With Argyle

That’s easy, just use this link

A Demo of Argyle

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