Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Austin ran a series of tests at “pop-up clinics” to assess whether homeless residents will trust and understand the solution; whether providers will be able to access data to facilitate service transactions; and whether the system will properly protect private personal data.
One thing we’re discovering through testing
To better explain the complex blockchain concept, the Austin team found it effective to use a padlock and notebook as a metaphor for the block technology. The team was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the people they tested with understood the idea and recognized the potential benefits it could have for service providers. One participant said, “This [technology] would mean service providers will be able to feed more people rather than paying $11 to get people IDs.
"Part of the hope is we’ll be able to start with the most easily identifiable individuals, gain their trust, improve the viability of project, and then info will spread through natural processes and then it’ll become a requested service." Jeremy Davis, EMS with Austin’s community health paramedic program.