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Student-Driven Innovation


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Student-Driven Innovation

  1. Student-Driven InnovationSimul8 Group @ UCLA Library Kevin Rundblad Todd Grappone UX & Social Technology Strategist AUL, Digital Initiatives & IT UCLA Library UCLA Library Supported by the Arcadia Fund
  2. Innovation Thesis:Great new development projects arisefrom startup-like cultures
  3. Qualities of a Startup:Small, Experimental, Feedback Loops
  4. 2009:We needed to find a wayto understand our users
  5. 2009: Good DefenseAbility to maintain systems
  6. Offense?Ability to create new appsfor newest devices
  7. Defense Flowing, person to personHierarchical Work anytime/anywhereStructured work times/places Independent/casual meetupsStrength is in maintaining Work on Laptop Org Graphics:
  8. Hierarchical OffenseTime-driven 9-5 Flowing, peer-to-peerCommittees, Meetings Work anytime/anywhereWork at desk Strength is in creating Being “effective” is only rule Startup Graphics:
  9. Defense Offense Flowing, person to personHierarchical Flowing, peer-to-peer Work anytime/anywhereStructured work times/places Work anytime/anywhere Independent/casual meetupsStrength is in maintaining Strength is in creating Work on Laptop Being “effective” is only rule Org Startup/Students Graphics:
  10. Can we createexperiences for
  11. With thiswork structure
  12. Working “with them”is only part of story
  13. Working “like them”is even more important
  14. “If you truly want to understandcustomers wants and needs,you need to remove the distancebetween you and them.” Jorge Barba Digital Strategist, Blu Maya
  15. Simul8 GroupFounded as an experimentIn startup culture on campus
  16. Simul8 GroupStarted with 5 students
  17. Founding ConceptsLeverage student skillsets
  18. SkillsetsiOS/AndroidPHP/Python/MySqlHTML/CSS/JavascriptAmazon Web Services
  19. Founding ConceptsInnovation smeared over timeRequirements found in process
  20. Founding ConceptsGet closer to user experienceImplicit user research
  21. Our FocusMobile/Tablet/Web appsiPhone/Android
  22. Our FocusExperiment with new devicesand APIs
  23. Our FocusBuild library value by creating appsfor new interactions & devices
  24. Our FocusBuild value for students by providingA platform for their skills
  25. Facebook Google Fotopedia Yelp Travelstrings (co-founder) Amazon Student Value AdobeFandango YahooBigfish Creative Group ROBLOX
  26. How We WorkStudents work independently ontheir own laptops.
  27. How We WorkWeekly meeting & flexible hours
  28. “A „frame‟ can kill the life of thesituation by too ridged limitation” – Bruce Lee
  29. How We WorkCollaborative coding – GithubCode repo, Ticketing, Wiki
  30. ProcessPlan, Design, Prototype, Test…Iterate
  31. Planning Apps & UXApp planningWireframing
  32. PrototypingDetermine suitable technologiesOrganize teams
  33. TestingDetail, detail, detailFind speed/ui issuesGithub issues
  34. FAQsHow do we recruit for group?
  35. FAQsHow do we transfer knowledge?
  36. FAQsWhat is the cultural impact of theSimul8 Group to UCLA Library?
  37. FAQsWhat is the strategic advantage forthe UCLA Library with Simul8 Group?
  38. “If you get the culture rightthen most of the other stuffwill naturally happen out of it.” Tony Hsieh CEO, Zappos
  39. DemosStashd (Web/Tablet)Article Search (Web/Tablet)Mobile (Article Search/Stashd)iOS Library App
  40. Skillsets for Group LeaderApp development: end-to-endUX/UIUser ResearchWireframingPreferably startup experience
  41. “Create the conditions under which people can flourish” Sir Ken RobinsonQuestions/ConversationKevin Rundblad Todd GrapponeUX & Social Technology Strategist AUL, Digital Initiatives & ITUCLA Library UCLA Library