Last weekend, I joined an event called EIT Alumni Startup Days by accidently. Actually, I did not register their websites to enter in as an official group partner. I went Kista Campus to study my own interests’ areas while I met my senior who I met for 2 times before. He told he come here to do a small project and also asked what is my major and what I am interested in. After the talking, we are getting familiar with each other and he asked me if I do not mind I can help them to design the style of their website about their project.
Yes, why not! It is a good experience more than learning by myself. Since I joined them in the half of the project, they shared their projects ideas with me and I give some suggestions from my view. Our project calls AItalk. To solve the problem of having too many communicational applications with diversified information people need to check and remember accordingly. This app can categorize the messages from different topics perspective, different sources, and the combination of them. It can connect all the communicational platforms which you want to add according to your personal preferences such as facebook, wechat, twitter, and e-mail and so on. Except this function, the app can also help to receive the messages as the third-party platforms. The purpose for you if just chat with others, there is no need to switch among different apps. The only think users need to do is inserting the keywords to search for the specific information they want. This means you do not need to struggle to think of which app contains information you want and then go through to check almost everything.
I joined the questionnaire part which we used the google document to make the questionnaire then share it in the wechat group and facebook group. After 10 minutes, we received 152 respondents and at the end we got the data: more than 50% of users have 3-5 communicational apps and near 20% have 5-7 apps so they support our project.
Also, the charge of my another part was designing the high prototype about this app. In the beginning, we use some software but finally, we decided to use a website called Mix to add all the information we need and then make it is clear, charming, and user-friendly.
There are 5 teams in total. We are the third one to give the presentation, I have to say our team is considerable as we were also considering the process of making this app and the time of launching the app. We try to deal with every part of this project to make the leaders clearly. Finally, we are the winners!
After this, the leaders give us some improvements about every project. This part is so wonderful. They can make us clear about our project and we can learn a lot from them since we have less experience.
I learned much from this event, except the friendship of partners and the knowledge of developing the project, I noticed that we need to be careful in our daily life. It is better for us to figure out what the problems we are still facing now and which one should be solved immediately. We need to always talk with others, users to understand their complaint about their life. It is a big source for us to get important information. We also need to work with others who have different strengths. Individual effort can never be bigger than a group. This is some kind of open innovation I think.