Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Moreno Valley will conduct a series of low-fidelity tests and interviews to identify working student and non-student barriers to attaining education and achieving educational success -- culminating in a live experiment which tracks how stipends impact student performance.
One thing we're discovering through testing
In order to understand the barriers that students are facing, the Moreno Valley team conducted a visual prototype at a local college, inviting participants to add post-its to a board. The team was surprised by some of ‘gut wrenching stories’ the exercise uncovered. For instance, some students come to school primarily because they’re lonely, or struggle to study due to mental health or family responsibilities. The stories that surfaced have helped the team realize the complexity of the issue.