May 3: Update from SmartHome team


(Pdahiya) #1

Hey All,

Here’s a quick update about our team. Last Friday, we checked-in with the
Product Innovation Board (PIB). We shared what we’ve learned, where we are,
and what we’re doing next. Check out our Check-in #2 (vidyo)
https://vreplay.mozilla.com/replay/showRecordingExternal.html?key=PuXPOfHGIATREKZ
and Check-in document
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14WFC-ziHbdrlpDgrRAbB-1uibCdzuZaKjh2q9EBlc7I
.

User Experience / Research Updates

Our first user study findings report is complete. The goal of our report is
to share what we’ve learned and how we’ve re-framed our hypothesis. Please
feel free to use it as a tool to jump start your own ideas. See our User
Study #1 Findings
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i0ocmaQBrk4G4VfcGoYP7hJDql8QVrfSd7_l6-hqvd8/edit?usp=sharing
.

Technical Exploration Updates

We’re developing a functional research prototype to share with a small
group of 12-15 year-old girls. We’re investigating the use of the Particle
"Photon" and “Internet Button” products as a quick start way to get a
tactile, connected device into study participants hands. List of issues on
GitHub https://github.com/mozilla/smarthome.iot/issues to implement the
prototype.

What We’re Doing Next

We’re working on round 2 of user research
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12pSCJyFMqwM1lw5yeYd6EKFzL3ok1fFpHwLa-3TQxCY/
based on our current hypothesis
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v1PRYC6IbkbMk_QroFYhu9DgfvxmmvdbBNOFAeM5oyQ/edit.
Our goal is to recruit 5 daughters of Mozillians, ages 12-15 years, who
would be willing to live with a demo prototype for 3-5 days and use it with
their best friend. Get in touch if you have a daughter who’d like to
participate.

Team Updates

Our team has grown - Kate Glazko
https://phonebook.mozilla.org/#search/Kate%20Glazko and Mahendranadh
Potharaju https://phonebook.mozilla.org/#search/Mahendranadh%20Potharaju
have come on board this week. Welcome!

Looking forward to meeting you all in London!

– Punam (and the SmartHome team)

Follow us:
SmartHome wiki https://github.com/mozilla/smarthome.iot/wiki | SmartHome
on Discourse
https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/c/connected-devices/project-smarthome