Working with Ameeta on Science Matters was a joy for all of us at Adjacent to One. Her desire to increase access to STEM education for children in her community and beyond is a big idea that we were proud to support.
We set out together with the goal of using Science Matters popular and proven after-school and camp lessons to create a digital educational tool that would reach far beyond the Silicon Valley community where they were incubated.
Our first step was a competitive landscape review that would help us hone in on Science Matters' unique value proposition. To do this we identified key STEM education resources available for children K-5 and educators-both in the digital and physical space- across the country and internationally, uncovering what was working / not working / how Science Matters could fill the gap.
We then took a discovery deep dive where we gathered all the inputs necessary to serve as the foundation for the work. This is where we develop the principles the project will embody, demonstrate the high-level organizational concept, focus on understanding the high-level business goals through the lens of the stakeholder needs, user needs, content needs, and technology parameters, and synthesize the findings into actionable strategic design insights.
From there we moved into product definition, ideating on a digital tool that was grounded in our understanding of the market opportunity and a more nuanced understanding of the end user's needs. The output of our work was a conceptual and high-level design solution poised for global reach.
As Ameeta's Science Matters Summer Camp ramped up, she realized that she didn't have the bandwidth to continue to work with us on designing and launching a digital tool while providing what her Silicon Valley community needed in terms of STEM education. So we say goodbye (for now) to a great Mother May I collaborator. Ameeta, thank you for your partnership.
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