Posted in Planning, ux

First Steps– Planning your design

Ready to get started with planning a design for Mission Hack 2.0? Well, first make sure you’ve assembled a team. Next, think about the problem and its root-cause. Who (people) does it effect the most? How can your team solve this problem? What technological solution(s) is appropriate?

Next, narrow all this down to a goal statement that is specific and measurable. Consider the business case. How you will generate revenue? You’ve gotta a least impress some VC’s!

Finally, narrow the problem down to 1-3 target users. Develop a persona for each user and consider the tasks that they must accomplish to achieve their goals. Each user may have unique needs and goals, and there will be many tasks related to these goals. For the purpose of this competition, it important to identify one to two major tasks, or taskflows, to then emulate in a prototype for the competition.

So what are you waiting for? Start assembling your team, cause Mission Hack 2.0 is just days away!

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The Challenge: “Design Your Future”

The Mission Hack 2.0 challenge is as follows: 

Create a prototype application that aids students in planning a path to a certificate, degree, transfer or career in their respective discipline at the California Community Colleges.

Hint: Narrow the scope of your solution (web, mobile, or other), to allow for completion of your app in the amount of time  provided.



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Registration is Going Well!

Registration for Mission Hack 2.0 is up by 30 over compared to last year’s event! We are so excited! We’ve ordered the prizes– 5 iPads, and 15 Amazon Echo Towers, food, and the judges are ready to go! Don’t forget to join a team, and let Curtis Pembrook know if you need help!

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Pre-Event Mixer: “Need Mayo?”

Thanks to everyone who showed up for last Friday’s Pre-Hackathon Mixer. We had 15 people total, lots of good questions, team building– and Mayonnaise (we had to borrow a big jar from Hospitality Management so let me know if you need any).

So far, 34 people are registered for the MissionHack 2.0, but wee need more “hustlers.” So, please encourage your “non-technical” (i.e., Arts, Business, majors) friends to register.