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Open Urbanist Assignment: 05

Open Urbanist Junior Special Topic Studio
Assignment: 05 Title: Minimum Viable Product Validation
Professor: Andy Law Issue Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 Due Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Summary
Iterative participatory development and verification of your Minimum Viable Product.
Studio Assignment
Reflect on all the ‘inspirational’ feedback you have received and refine your Minimum Viable Product concept.

Validate your Minimum Viable Product with your participants by securing a ‘payment’ from that group.

Deliverables
Post on the blog evidence of your Minimum Viable Product concept prototype validation.
Studio Feedback
Friday, November 2, 2012
Time Allocation: 30 minutes group total with peer review.
Verbally present the Minimum Viable Product and your blog post and participate by giving feedback to your peers.
Assessment Modules: Research, Ideation, Making, Communication, Verification, Professional Practice

Open Urbanist Assignment: 04

Open Urbanist Junior Special Topic Studio
Assignment: 04 Title: Iterative Minimum Viable Product
Professor: Andy Law Issue Date: Friday, October 19, 2012 Due Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Summary
Planning for rapid iterative participatory development and verification of your Minimum Viable Product.
Studio Assignment
Reflect on all the ‘inspirational’ feedback you have received and refine your Minimum Viable Product concept.

Determine each team member’s skill set and role and establish what external collaborators and potential sponsors are required and their roles.

Begin to produce detailed and appropriate communication (representations) for a variety of audiences such as external collaborators, potential sponsors, guest critics, your team members and your folio. (Data Flow diagrams, UX, Project Planners and concept videos)

Research and prepare to use an adapted version of an established Advanced Primary Research method.

Choose a participating group and a build quality for your Minimum Viable Product that is appropriate to secure a ‘payment’ from that group.

Deliverables
Post on the blog evidence of your Minimum Viable Product concept prototype validation.
Studio Feedback
Friday, October 26, 2012
Time Allocation: 30 minutes group total with peer review.
Verbally present the Minimum Viable Product and your blog post and participate by giving feedback to your peers.
Assessment Modules: Research, Ideation, Making, Communication, Verification, Professional Practice

Open Urbanist Junior Assignment: 03

Open Urbanist Junior Special Topic Studio
Assignment: 03 Title: Creative Service Design Representations
Professor: Andy Law Issue Date: Friday, September 28, 2012 Due Date: Friday, October 12th, 2012
Summary
Focusing and restructuring of group working, further research investigation and mapping with exploration of more creative Service Design representations.
Studio Assignment
Now you have shared with the rest of the group your general area of interest, consider who you might appropriately work closely with to continue rapid researching and ideating. Quickly play with your understanding of ‘Urbanism’ and ‘Service’ to create with your new team member a Service Design concept that utilizes both of your innovative ideas and research.

produce a join explanation of your combined area of interest. http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/43

Deliverables
Post on the blog a short written explanation of your joint Service Design idea.
Studio Feedback
Friday, September 28, 2012
Time Allocation: 30 minutes group total with peer review.
Verbally present the blog post.
Studio Assignment
Further investigate and explore the details of your ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’ and the systems that surround it. Create detailed and analytical paper based mapping whilst iteratively producing creative and intelligible evidence such as a storyboard, a poster or a newspaper article that explains a compelling aspect of your ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’. Examples are http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/14 or http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/43 or http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/29 or http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/13
Deliverables
Post on the blog ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’ mapping and original ‘evidence’ work in progress.
Studio Feedback
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Time Allocation: 30 minutes group total with peer review.
Verbally present the blog post to invited representatives of the Senator’s office.
Studio Assignment
In preparation for developing your ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’ explore your understanding of established Customer Development Methods by investigating one of the assigned methods or theories listed on the blog. https://openurbanist.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/8-customer-development-concepts/ and delivering a pertinent presentation. Address the main focus of the method and the expected outcomes.
Deliverables
Post on the blog a short explanation of your assigned Customer Development Method.
Studio Feedback
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Time Allocation: 30 minutes group total with peer review.
Verbally present the blog post.
Studio Assignment
Continue your investigation and exploration of your ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’ and the systems that surround it. Detail and analyze your paper based mapping whilst iteratively producing creative evidence that communicates quickly the essence of your idea. Produce a paper based user experience storyboard (or similar) that illustrations at least one way that your ‘Urbanism’ ‘Service’ could be experienced. Prepare and rehearse an experience that empathetically engages and allows your audience to comprehend your concept.
Deliverables
Post on the blog photographs or reproductions of your presentation sheets.
Studio Feedback
Friday, October 12th, 2012
Time Allocation: 5 minutes per group with 5 minutes of peer review.
Verbally present your paper based presentation to invited members of the public and representatives of the Mayor’s office.
Studio Assignment
Take a well-earned assignment holiday!
Assessment Modules: Research, Ideation, Communication, Professional Practice