Tech for Better

Discovery Workshop

Founders and Coders is a UK-based nonprofit

Opening access to the digital economy by growing an inclusive global developer community and sharing our model of peer-led learning

London

Nazareth

Gaza

Al Khalil

Tech for Better

A programme for social impact startups and nonprofits to learn how to design, test and build new digital services, working with developers in London and Palestine, and supported by Intersticia.

How will this programme benefit me?

It will give you experience of working with an agile development team,

of being a
product owner,

and of creating a real digital service you can test with users.

What is the total time commitment required of me?

Around 20 hours spread over several weeks

How it works

Discovery workshop

followed by user research

Project selection

usually within 2-6 weeks

Definition workshop

followed by data collection and content creation

Product owner workshop

followed by prototyping,

initial user testing,

and sprint planning

First development sprint

Followed by more user testing,

and sprint review and planning

Second development sprint

Followed by product handover

What are we looking for?

A committed product owner

An interesting problem

Social impact

Plan for today

Ice Breaker

Braindump

Problem Presentation

User Research Exercises

Discuss Homework

Pitch

Ice Breaker


"Yes, And...!"

Braindump Exercise


POs: Describe the problems you want to solve

Developers: Lots of questions!

Quantity, not quality

Post-it notes

15mins

Theme your post-it notes!

Bigger Picture


Turning our problems into goals

Goals

What do we want to achieve by solving this problem?

Stakeholders

Who does it concern? Not just users - who is involved in this problem area?

Product/Process Audit

What has already been done to achieve these goals?

Inspiration

What are some examples of technology that inspire you?

Goals

What do we want to achieve by solving this problem?

Stakeholders

Who does it concern? Not just users - who is involved in this problem area?

Product/Process Audit

What has already been done to achieve these goals?

Inspiration

What are some examples of technology that inspire you?

Review


Each team presents to the room

Using the four areas we just covered as guidelines

Users

User Personas


Let's think about our ideal user

User persona sheets

10mins

User Research


Some tips

Ask early

And make sure your users are within reach

Test your assumptions

This is a crucial time to do it

Try to survey a wide range of users

Aim for 3 - 6

Ask open-ended questions

It'll help you avoid being told just what you want to hear

Listen, don't talk

The questions should be more like prompts - for helping your users to tell you about their needs

... and take notes!

User Research


Create your surveys!

Roughly 6 - 8 questions

And remember...

Test your assumptions

Ask open-ended questions!

Product Owners - what's next?


Carry out user research

Synthesise the results

And then submit this info back to us

Before August 19th

(We'll send you a form)

Review by the Product Owners


Who are you?

What is your dream?

What is your research plan for the next couple of weeks?

What is your development plan (after app build)

Thank you!