Prototype, Test, Design and Share a Product.
Congratulations! You've just completed the second phase of Prototyping with fab. Now is time to work in group and to prototype, test, design and share a product addressing an issue identified by the United Nations through the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These are the steps you'll follow during the four coming weeks:
Phase 1: Prototype
Define two possible solutions and materialize them with a prototype.
Phase 2: Test
Select the best solution and improve it through user testing.
Phase 3: Design
Design and manufacture a more advanced version of your propotype
Phase 4: Share
Create and share your project's presentation.
Final Exam: Jury
Don't pitch your ideas anymore, make them!
At the end of the course you will show your project to the other participants and a jury of professionals, without a pitch or presentation: your prototype will be evaluated alone with its presentation.
Peer evaluation: during this exhibition each group will evaluate the project presentation of other groups, this evaluation will be added to the professional jury's evaluation.
Working as a team is a great challenge to get used to. When you will jump into the professional world as an employee, an entrepreneur or a freelancer, you will always end up working with people with different schedules, different goals and especially different vision: know that your tutor can help you on this point.
Meanwhile, here are some basic recommendations:
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Be aware that although the work is collective, the evaluation will be individual !
Working with professionals
Every week in Part 3, your appointments are with professionals, it's a chance to discover jobs with with whom you will collaborate in your future career. It is imperative that your attitude is in line with your status as a college student.
Here are the rules you must follow:
Before the meetings:
Review the purpose of your appointment.
You must have read the course modules and prepare all the questions you wish to discuss with the tutor.
Evaluate your team's progress.
Before the meeting take some time to formulate the difficulties encountered and the positive points. Don't delay in reporting problems.
Organize a meeting.
Except in exceptional cases, find yourself in the same place. A suitable place (quiet) with a good internet connection, for the smooth running of your interview.
Your presence is mandatory at all meetings.
Any absence must be justified to your tutor before the meeting in the Slack channel of your group.
Your camera must be on.
The tutor is there to accompany you synchronously, not to talk to an avatar.
Behave like a professional.
Adopt an employee posture in a company in all circumstances: holding in front of the camera, appropriate language, listening skills, correct clothing.
Participate with goodwill and kindness.
Your participation in the meetings is mandatory and is part of the course. You are not a cruise passenger. Remember to react to the comments made to your group but also to interact with the other groups present.
When the tutor gives you the floor, everyone must speak!
Take advantage of your appointments collectively.
You must divide up the roles: designate as many "scribes" as necessary for each meeting. It is mandatory to write a group interview report and post it in the group channel at the end of the meeting.
Outside of meetings:
Collaborate with the tools at your disposal:
The group communication must be done on Slack in your group channel.
→ If you discuss elsewhere, your tutor cannot accompany you, it is a waste of time, resources and especially advice.
→ Make reports and post them on Slack to get feedback from your tutor.
→ Individual maluses will weight your final score according to your participation.
Any student who is still not registered on Slack at the beginning of Part 3 will be graded 0 for Part 3.
Any student who does not participate in the Slack channel of their group will be graded 0 for Part 3.
Meetings with your tutor are done using Zoom, you'll have to use it every week to meet your tutor. Start by installing Zoom for Mac, Windows or Linux and login with your emlyon address. You can use Zoom in group at any time to chat in video and share your screens: type
/zoomin your Slack group channel, a button will appear in the channel to join a Zoom room.
When launching a Zoom room for the first time, you will have to validate your account by clicking on the "Authorize Zoom" link, then connect with SSO ("Sign in with SSO").
→ In the field "Your company domain", enter "em-lyon".
→ Finally, authenticate on the emlyon portal.
Be there for others.
Reactivity towards your tutor and your collaborators on Slack is essential. Put yourself in the shoes of a professional who leads a project as a team.
You must constantly document what you are doing. Keep as much record as possible of the exchanges and work done so that you can analyze what worked in the project and what didn't.
Assiduous documentation will be the key to the success of your project!
Here are some tips to help you document:
- Document all along the project and keep a moment at the end of your work session to write your progress.
- Don't forget to take pictures and gather content all along your project.
- Make your content accessible, understandable and usable by everyone.
- Vary the tools: you can use pictures, videos, text, drawings, diagrams, 3D files etc.
- Prioritize and organize the elements: separate the steps in a legible way and give them clear titles.
- Log successes and failures with the same priority, especially if you don't know the cause of the failure.
Follow these tips carefully!
- It will help you a lot in managing your project
- You will be more effective in your group work
- Your tutor will be able to help you better because he will have a better vision of your progress
During this course you will use many resources that others have documented and shared with you, so it is a fair return to document and share in turn. Your contribution may be crucial to the progress of a project on the other side of the world!
Start your project
As you did for parts one and two of the course you will document your group project on Notion.
All members of your team needs to sign up to Notion to be able to collaborate.
Before starting working together on your project ONE MEMBER OF THE TEAM (and only one) have to duplicate the template we have created to help you document your project :
Login on Notion
Duplicate the following template: Group Project Documentation Template (It may take a little time, be patient!)
Invite your teammates to collaborate with you thanks to their emlyon email adresses as shown in the vidéo below :
- Write the introduction to your document: indicate your Group Number, your names as they appears on BrightSpace and the name of your tutor.
Copy the sharable link to your notion page as shown in the video below:
- Paste the copied link in the submit section below 👇
- Complete all pages as you progress through the project.
This submission is shared: your teammates and your tutor will also see this, and you can find the submission in your Progress Overview.
You'll be working on the same Notion document for the 4 upcoming weeks!
Submit your work
Now that your documentation is duplicated and submitted, let's go prototype!