UX 1.21 | Sprint 4 [11.26.2020–12.17.2020]

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After incorporating our lessons from our third design sprint, we jumped into our fourth design sprint.

Team: 3 Designers (part-time)

Our designers continued to work on the onboarding flows for both our users.

Selected Tasks:

  • Collaborator Sign-up — As an unregistered collaborator, I want to create a collaborator account to access GiveShop supplementary features
  • Visionary Sign-up — As an unregistered visionary, I wants to propose a project to secure human and financial resources using GiveShop

Key Learnings:

  • As we were designing for the visionary onboarding flow, we wanted to make our application process feel less daunting. Our goal is to help social impact projects succeed so in order to do this, we need to make our process as frictionless as possible.
  • To do this, we took inspiration from another experience that is also daunting — filing taxes. We loved how TurboTax created an innovative process that made the experience of filing taxes bearable. Therefore, we decided to follow a similar experience, where we walk users through the application, step-by-step, with supplementary info/descriptions where needed.
  • To more accurately map out product schedule and better distribute tasks, our team adopted a scrum point weighting system that helps us gauge how long each task will take.
  • 1 = 1 hour
  • 2 = 2–4 hours (~ half-day)
  • 3 = 5–8 hours (~ 1 day)
  • 5 = 9–15 hours
  • 8 = 15+ hours
  • To weight each task, we sat down with each designer/developer to get their thoughts on how long each task would take, and we then assigned the task the highest weighted score.

Improvements for Next Sprint:

  • Communicate and respond to blockers ASAP.
  • Leverage scrum point weight system to better distribute tasks in future sprints based on team bandwith.

With our fourth sprint complete, we move onto our fifth sprint!

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