Goal: Create a way for Phipps employees to easily log new donations in the system, with the locations of where each commemorative brick will be placed in the garden.
Goal: Enable lightning fast donation lookup. Find the exact location of a donated brick on a phone or tablet, instead of a several-thousand row spreadsheet.
For Phipps Employees
Process - Ideation
A number of approaches of varying feasibilities were proposed to accurize and display the GPS data in the brick garden. Ideas like extracting GPS metadata from drone image captures, and then using computer vision to read inscriptions on the bricks. The suggestion for Amazon’s Mechanical Turk was also thrown around, to expedite a manual logging process. Eventually, it became clear that we would need to create a custom GPS logging tool and manually log each brick, in order to ensure 100% inscription accuracy, and maximum GPS accuracy.
As a team, we organized multiple volunteer brick logging sessions. After several weeks of brick logging, over 6,000 bricks had been manually recorded, and we achieved 100% accuracy for the entire brick garden. The process was painstaking, but highly accurate, and turned out to be the best approach.
Figma proved to be immeasurably useful in rapidly prototyping this web application. With live collaboration, instant workflow linkages and mobile demos, we could quickly test and iterate our mockups with our board members and stakeholders.
Once final mid-fi prototypes were approved and development began, we received approval for high fidelity prototypes. We then implemented CSS styles on the React application with updated button and list styles, as well as new image frames.