Prototype

July 1, 2016

Mobile Optimization

By mary maryjpo

OnPar Mobile! In the our previous post, we talked about some of the ways we measured Acquisition and Activation of our users. Perhaps the most obvious drop-off we noticed was the mobile-gate in the app–users visiting on a mobile device could not play the game. Up to 40% of our users seemed to be visiting on […]

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July 1, 2016

Experiments, Metrics and Learning

By mary maryjpo

Background In our last post about lean customer development, we discussed how the Mayo Education Innovation Lab could develop a process to design and build a business for one of the Lab’s first prototypes, OnPar. To this end, we prioritized the three early risks as: Could we sustainably get cases to distribute? How much would […]

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July 1, 2016

Education Innovation – We Begin Again

By mary maryjpo

As we re-ignite our efforts to test out how the Mayo Education Innovation Lab could build new products, we recently kicked-off a second phase of our process. The first phase of the Innovation Lab focused on a Design Thinking process to create several prototypes, one of which showed promise. During this second phase, we started to design and execute […]

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July 1, 2016

Cases App: Technical Architecture and Decisions

By mary maryjpo

Keeping context in mind is crucial when making technical decisions for a new product. If the product is intended for production use by a large number of people, decisions for the technology stack need to take scalability, performance, robustness, and security into account. But when the intention is to launch quickly and test product’s viability, […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 8 – Prototype 1 Synthesis

By mary maryjpo

Two weeks ago, the online learning innovation group put out their first working prototype, called “Cases.” Cases is a mobile app aimed at continuous case learning. It lets healthcare professionals form a group of peers, upload short video cases, and discuss those cases with video responses. We built an MVP (“minimum viable product”) of Cases […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 7 – MVP – Minimum Viable Product Released!

By mary maryjpo

Week 7 for MCOLi (the online learning innovation group) was about putting our “minimum viable product” into the hands of real users. To recap: in our initial research, we identified that case learning was the best and favorite way for healthcare professionals to learn. However, we believe that people are so busy these days that they […]

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November 11, 2015

Week 6 – Prototype #1 Getting Ready to Roll

By mary maryjpo

Week 6 for the MCOLi team (our shorthand for the online learning innovation program) was all about preparing to put real people through an actual product experience. We have 4 weeks to test one of the ideas that emerged from our ideation phase. Week 6 was the second week of that 4-week sprint.  The idea we […]

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