Since you last heard from us, we’ve been busy tackling the many aspects of the HunchWorks design as part of our four week volunteer efforts for Global Pulse. There is a lot of work to do and we’d love some help from you, the design community.
What is HunchWorks, again?
HunchWorks is a place where people can create and discuss hypotheses about what’s happening in the world to help solve global problems. These ‘hunches’ allow researchers to discover anomalies that trigger further investigation and analysis work. We’re helping shape the product by identifying the core needs of HunchWorks and collaboratively designing solutions through four weekly design sprints and specific challenges.
HunchWorks supports the dialogue surrounding hunches, and uses that dialogue as a means to help move people to action and address crises before they happen.
Our work so far.
Our approach so far has been to identify a set of initial challenges, then create weekly design sprints around each challenge.
The first week we looked at the challenge of building and supporting a new community of users.
The second week we examined how users establish trusted relationships within HunchWorks, and explored how hunches can support healthy conversation towards verifying their credibility.
This week we are imagining the interactions and flows that happen when creating and evolving hunches. After a lot of groundwork, we are looking forward to doing some sketching.
How can you help?
Adaptive Path is volunteering our services on this project and we’re inviting you to pitch in. Join us in tackling this week’s design challenge by sketching out ideas, interaction flows, and wireframes that imagine the lifecycle of a specific hunch-centric scenario. Read more about this week’s design challenge…
More about Global Pulse: http://unglobalpulse.org
More about HunchWorks: http://sites.google.com/site/unglobalpulse/workspace-capabilities/hunch-labs
More about Adaptive Path’s project: http://www.adaptivepath.com/ideas/global-pulse-hunchworks-project-week-0-why-you-should-care