Based on the research we conducted and understanding about the pain points students and teachers faces, we came up with 50 ideas and narrowed them down to 2 ideas by using the idea evaluation tool Darwinator and by discussing our ideas in the idea workshop, the 2 ideas we had remain are:
1. Class Central
We came up with the Class Central idea based on the interaction we had in class, many times the questions that are answered in class are not the most common ones students have. With Class Central, students can highlight slides areas where they feel stuck using their own devices on the class central app, this the get compiled into the teacher's view to show which areas students have questions about.
2. Lecture Analyzer
We came up with the Lecture Analyzer idea based on the interaction we had in when browsing the course recordings online. The current website that hosts the lecture recording is very hard to navigate. If you want to find a certain part that you didn't follow in class you might have to go through the entire recording to find that part. With Lecture Analyzer, students can easier search for course content through keywords and topics.
After presenting our ideas to the crits and talking to potential users, we decided to abandon the class central idea, mainly due to no tech in class policy at Cornell Tech. Although the idea might benefit students, on the teacher's end the highlighted slides might look messy and don't make a lot of sense.
Later on, we changed the name Lecture Analyzer to Lexture.