Designer and Researcher
- Iteration Process
- Brand Design
The inception of the project was during my internship at Aon in Chicago, IL in 2016. My small team noticed that our peers were completing their small tasks very quickly and were not being assigned further work from their supervisors. This led to many of our peers sitting at their desks either on their phones or browsing the internet.
My team and I noticed that one factor that lead to the problem was that the interns were not reaching out or were intimidated to reach out for more tasks.
In the end, we introduced and pitched our concept dashboard that would allow interns to fully utilize their time at the internship. We understood that some interns would not use this dashboard but we still believed that this project would have a lot of beneficial outcomes for the interns and also Aon. At the end of the internship each group pitched their projects to a board of senior level managers. My team was awarded an overall score of 4.5 on a 5.0 scale
Some difficulties we faced were time constraints from the project. Having only 2 weeks to research, analyze, develop and present the project was very stressful. We ultimately overcame this challenge by having daily meetings and staying an additional 30 minutes each day onsite to work on this project. It was also very difficult in searching for managers to participate for an interview because of such short notice.
I learned a lot about Aon during my time in researching ideas for the final project. I learned different communication styles by working with people in different departments that had different leadership styles. We also learned a lot of different methods for organizing group meetings and thoughts over mobile applications such as Slack and GroupMe.