Digital Leadership Challenge Simulation
User Experience Design / 2013 - 2014
A realtime, multiplayer simulation designed to nudge executives toward mindful awareness.
Unfortunately, sometimes an executive can earn a reputation as out-of-touch, cold, and unaware of the challenges facing the boots-on-the-ground of an organization. Most executives that we spoke to are (unsurprisingly) disappointed by this criticism, and want to actively find ways to improve their mindful awareness as leaders.
Our objective was to design and build a realtime, mobile multiplayer leadership learning experience that breaks down the walls around mindful awareness through real-world decision-making scenarios.
Product Design/UX Team Lead
- Led a 6-person product design team over the year-long project.
- User Research (Focus Groups, Interviews, SME Validation)
- UX/UI Design (Interaction Diagramming, UI Wireframing)
- User Testing/Validation (Pilot programs, Rapid Iteration/Testing)
Design Tools Used:
Balsamiq, Unity Engine, Mind Mapping, Focus Groups, Paper Prototyping
Rough sketches of the board overview interface.
Low-fidelity wireframes used to gather user feedback and stakeholder buy-in.
High-fidelity mockups delivered to game developer.
After eight months of research, design iterations, game development, and user testing, a functional minimally-viable product was completed and tested with live clients during three daylong pilot sessions. Early feedback was mostly positive, with users reporting an increased level of engagement and likelihood to participate again. Development on the project continued into a second phase focused on remote participation.