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Prototyping & testing

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  • 1. Prototyping & Testing Jaspreet Singh Team: MAVERICKS
  • 2. A young, recently married girl, with dual degrees needs to achieve clarity and refocus her efforts in a manner to achieve her career goals! PROBLEM STATEMENT IDEA: Career Guides This idea explores the possibility of having knowledgeable /experienced people as career guides for students at schools. In the context of the stakeholder I have interviewed there was a lack of perspective on how relevant education after high school can be a stepping stone towards a meaningful career and whether the choice of career really helped address life goals or bolster self-image. The career guides/counselors would be tasked with giving students perspectives on work-life balance and right career choices based upon student input/aspirations and other real world concerns. In India education is mostly about grades and where one ends up working is seldom related to life goals, educational background etc.
  • 3. PROTOTYPE Mary is confused about what to study and what relevance it will have on her career. She meets a career guide who gives her a better perspective on her goals and how to achieve them, leading to a better choice of job for Mary.
  • 4. What Worked Having someone to talk to Having someone up-to-date and informed Developing new perspectives Achieving clarity Thinking differently Focused approach Better Job Matching Mentoring What Could Be Improved Access to Counselors/ Guides Sensitization among students towards Counselors Networked Counselors Linked to Employers Questions Ideas Can career guidance be a community service? Can counselors themselves place students? Is a panel of counselors better than a single one? Will the assessments be limit the future potential? Should students take advice only as guidelines? Networked counselors can place them better Every locality can have career guidance hubs Career counseling can evolve into a career too Students will feel empowered
  • 5. A young, recently married girl, with dual degrees needs to achieve clarity and refocus her efforts in a manner to achieve her career goals! PROBLEM STATEMENT IDEA: Students try out a few weeks in Simulated Jobs I believe this idea if realized can help students get a feel of the job environment in most of its complexity and decide for themselves if it matches close to their vision of a satisfying/productive work life.
  • 6. PROTOTYPE Mary is put through a simulated job experience during her school tenure and this serves as a compass for her future work plans and helps her employer by providing him a candidate with relevant work experience and aptitude.
  • 7. What Worked Experiencing close to real environment Getting experience Developing/ Sharpening Skills Office Ethics Real Work Self Motivation People Skills Working under pressure etc. What Could Be Improved Realism of the simulations Placing the students in a real work place Exposure to work of choice/ aspiration Insights to good work Insights to work-life balance Questions Ideas Who would provide such opportunities? Will the work offered be real, be meaningful? Will this work? Will this offer a peek into a possible career path? Will the experience be wholesome or topical? Organizations can offer this as part of CSR activity Employers can select future employees easily Everyone can apply with some relevant experience Work-Life balance can be better achieved
  • 8. REFLECTIONS The prototyping and testing method turned out to be even more useful than mere interviewing as it lead to a continuous flow of ideas and cross-fertilization of ideas with the stakeholder’s involvement (directly or indirectly). Also there seemed to be more interest from the stakeholder’s side as she could see the exercising really trying to solve her problems. She began to take personal interest in the matter, owning it. The faster pace of the ideation/ testing/ feedback loop was appreciated. I would like to try out more ideas with this method and hope to address this complex problem with plausible solutions.

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