Scarlett Nisar, Joamir Salcedo
Design students are often limited in exploring a set number of skills or disciplines within a given timeframe through school or themselves. In order to enable the exploration and execution of projects that a designer would otherwise be unable to do due to lack of skill, we want to create a tool for New School students for exchanging skills and searching for other people to collaborate with on projects.
We will create an app that serves as social platforms that will allow users to search for people with specific skills for collaborations, or to set up a skill share.
The app will be available for New School students, and within the overarching platform users will have the option of being a part of specific networks pertaining to the individual schools within the New School (Parsons, Eugene Lang, Milano, etc.). Within these networks, users will be able to search for people with specific skills they need to collaborate on a project. For example, a student animating a motion piece can search for a composer or sound designer and propose a collaboration. Now everyone involved in the project can use this project as a collaborative portfolio piece. In addition to setting up collaborations, the app will also allow suers to search for others to set up a skill share. Users will be able to plan and arrange the skill share within a timeframe decided by the users involved.
Both members will be involved in research, wireframing, designing, and prototyping the app.
Research documentation and prototypes.
Oct 31: Initial Research, Sketches
Nov 7: App Map, Initial Wireframes
Nov 14: Prototype 1 Due (Detailed map of app navigation)
Nov 21: Wireframing, User testing
Nov 26: Prototype 2 Due (Present redesign/refinement based on user testing/research)
Dec 5: Documentation of all research, final refinements to design
Dec 12: Final Presentation