Choose Your Problem to Solve

You have brainstormed problems that needs solving! 

In the next activity you will choose 2 or 3 problems from your list and write them down.

Each team member will then vote for the problem that they want to solve.

You will need to explain your vote with a good reason!

bubbles with reasons for voting for a problem to solve

ACTIVITY 1: CHOOSE YOUR PROBLEM

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Now that you have voted for the problem you want to work on,

voting box
volleyball team in huddle raising hands

Decide as a team which problem you will solve.

If you are ready … because

then it’s time to make a  problem statement.

scrabble tiles spelling ready

In the next activity, you will answer the following questions:

WHO?

The user or group...

WHAT?

needs a way ...

WHY?

because ...

EXAMPLES

  • (WHO?) Joseph needs a way (WHAT?) to feel more independent because (WHY?) he is blind and has to rely on others to help him in school.

     

  • (WHO?) The people who live in the Los Angeles area need a way (WHAT?) to donate leftover food because (WHY?) there is too much food waste and hungry people.

     

  • (WHO?) Elderly people need a way (WHAT?)  to connect with younger people because (WHY?) they often feel isolated and lonely.

ACTIVITY 2: MAKE A PROBLEM STATEMENT

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