Based on comments we have received following our first product iteration. We have compiled a list of the three most important and general issues for us to consider in developing our 2nd iteration:
1. Which parts of our proposal we will pursue in the time period of this class? Who will be collaborating, and how will each partner contribute (what inputs will be provided by who?)
2. How will this be promoted?
3. Logic Tree complexity
After some initial discussion, though still not completely solidified, we have concluded that we will be aiming to produce 3 final products: A logic tree to be used in the implementation of the hotline, the characters and episode content for the hotline, and corresponding SMS message updates for subscribed users. We will not, however, be focusing on the promotion and implementation of the hotline, as that would be project outside the scope of this class. Lastly, one of our main goals in regards to the hotline logic tree is to maximize simplicity. Through integration with SMS message updates, we hope to significantly remove any unnecessary confusion and complexity from the system.
From reflections on possible paths toward failure. We have also come across issues involving confusion, offensiveness, relatability, skepticism, in regards to our episodes and characters. Hopefully, through collaboration with BIC and from user input we will eliminate these possible breaking points. Overall, we felt this exercise was very enlightening, as it’s easy to forget or ignore problems in each other’s designs, and being forced to acknowledge them will really help us create a sturdy and well thought-out product.