Stanford University

Project 2: Needfinding

P2 focuses on advanced techniques and deliberate practice for needfinding.

Schedule and Feedback

Your team can work on P2 at its own pace from here until its deadline on January 27th. There is one milestone along the way. You will receive completion points as you pass the milestone, but we expect that you will continue to iterate and revise throughout the assignment. We will work with you in every studio to coach you toward the best project possible.

As you proceed through the milestones, you can submit them to Canvas before class and by bringing printouts to class to show in studio. Turn in a milestone at any class studio meeting or office hours. If you have completed the milestone requirements, you will receive full points. In addition, when you submit each milestone, the course staff and your peers will work with you to critique your submission and provide a √-/√/√+ assessment.

  • A √- typically means that you should go back and rework the milestone.
  • A √ means that the milestone is sufficient to move on. We would encourage you to think and iterate more based on our feedback before you continue, though.
  • A √+ means that you have exceeded our expectations.

You are welcome to revise and resubmit a milestone as many times as you would like for feedback during studio sessions or office hours. Do so by updating the files in your Canvas submission. We will accept revisions up until the final project deadline.

Project Parts

Below is our recommended timeline for Project 2. These dates are the dates by which we recommend completing each milestone: keep in mind that it may take several iterations of feedback on submissions before you and your team are ready to declare a milestone complete. This schedule is a suggestion; we expect that some teams will take more time interating through some of these milestones and less time on others. All deadlines are as of the beginning of class.

Part I

Jan. 20 (week 2)

Part II

Jan. 27 (week 3). Final submission, hard deadline.

Grading rubric

The intermediate milestone is worth five points. You will receive five points for completing the assignment satisfactorily, submitting it, and your whole team bringing your sketches to studio for feedback. Part II, the final submission, will be the only part of the assignment where we evaluate your work and assign points. It is worth 15 points.