Starting the project
When starting on the IDEATE process I figured that taking a step back to the empathy phase would give me a clearer view of the problems. This took me back to the main-problem I’ve discored through the empathy-phase, which was the teachers feeling a lack of control over their pupils devices. The teachers want a better overview on what going on on their pupils screens and are they actually doing what they are suppose to?
After doing this I started brainstorming, asking myself “How can i…?”. I created a mind-map were i wrote down my ideas.
After taking some time to write down the “How can I…?” questions, I began thinking of possible solutions. After getting a clearer overview I choose three solutions that I found interesting.
I ended up with the following solutions:
- A control-panel that let’s the teachers controll the pupils iPads. Mainly turning them on and off, and open/give access to different apps.
- An integrated iPad in the desk, remotely controlled by the teacher.
- An AI who directs pupils to relevant apps and helps them stay focused.
I think these 3 solutions could be able to fit togheter into one idea.
The teachers finds it difficult to keep control over all the pupils devices. I figured there might be a solution with some sort of control-panel were the teacher can control all the devices during class. I’m thinking turning on/off network access, launching apps on all devices or close apps? This control-panel may even include information for the pupils, and a menu which gives the teacher a form for overview over all the pupils attending class. It should be easy to navigate and have a very simple BUT clean design, which will make it as user-friendly as possible. This control-panel should clear up for teachers not make stuff even more confusing or complexed.
I think this control-panel for teachers would be interesting to follow up.