Sprint — 1 Reflect

1.For the first sprint, I made a low fidelity app, which is able for normal citizens to report on the daily-use water quality of the Puget Sound area. This is my very first time to use the POP. I found it is very easy to create and to present to others. What I did is I first come up with what I want to focus on, and then drew out the app display pages. My users are basically the normal citizens without professional measure equipment. The app can be use in the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere with a tap available. The users will be asked some simple questions for the app to collect the data. For example, the types of data the app is collecting are the color, the taste and the clearness of the tap water.

2. The question I had during making this app is I think this app is not really sufficient, because scientists cannot get very much helpful information from those data. The problem I encounter is when I finished drawing a page then I found out I forgot to put something on the page. I think I will first have a layout on the scratch paper and then make the display pages.

3. This is so new to me. I like the brainstorming part. It’s just force you to think and I feel great when I do have some great ideas come out of my own mind. And this project let’s me get a little sense what HCDE is. Also this project is easy which is another reason I like it!

4.Water is one of the most important natural resourse on earth. I believe eventually people would pay more attention on the water quality, and design a more sufficient app for the water quality. My low federlity app is designed for normal citizens and for now it cannot collect very useful data. Maybe in the future people will design more tools in our smart phones that the phone itself can detect a lot of things.

Brainstorming with my teammate!

My pencil pouch helps me to inspire!

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