Unique Qualifications


  • Next week – prep for show
  • Vision Documents due on 12/11
  • Final Exam date – 12/11 8:00-10:50


Design Notebooks

Let’s take a few minutes to review your design notebooks.

Unique Qualifications

Let’s review the project canvas.

  1. Problem & Existing Alternatives
  2. Customer Segments & Early Adopters (Target Audience)
  3. Unique Value Proposition & High Level Concept
  4. Solution
  5. Channels
  6. Revenue Streams – what’s in it for you?
  7. Cost Structure – what equipment/software/materials/services do you need and how much will they cost?
  8. Key Metrics of Success
  9. Unfair Advantage

Why are you uniquely qualified to create your project?

What interests, experiences and skills give you a unique perspective from which you can approach your stated problem?

Your experiences here at IMM are certainly an unfair advantage – the classes, faculty, staff and your fellow student – as is the council and support of your friends and family. What else can you think of? Internships? Jobs? Summer camps?


  • Take a few minutes to make a list of your unique interests, experiences and skills.
  • Update your project canvas with your list.

What You’ll Need for the Show

  1. Project Slide for Senior Slideshow
  2. Completed Project Canvas
  3. The ability to clearly speak about your project concept in terms of the canvas
  4. Prototype artifacts to demonstrate your concept (any of the following)
    • Sketches/Concept Art
    • User Personas/User Stories
    • Diagrams
    • Paper Prototype(s)
  5. Business Cards/Contact Info
  6. A means of capturing feedback (questionnaires, forms, etc.)


Begin collecting all the elements you need for the show:

  • Create an inventory of what you have completed and what you need to finish up.
  • Make a todo list for completing your inventory

Individual Progress Meetings

While you continue prepping your materials for the show, I’ll come around individually to discuss your projects.



  • Continue completing the artifacts you’ll need for the show.

Vision Documents

  • Begin thinking about how you would write up a narrative version of your canvas. I’ll provide a template next week for you to follow.

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