Setting Milestones and a Timeline
As you put the pieces of this project in place, developing a set of milestones and timeline for when you want to reach those milestones is essential. While the timeline should be flexible and regularly revised as you co-design with teens, ultimately it will set the pacing and structure for learning together, designing together, and building a VR experience with interns and developers.
The project milestones and timeline can be recorded using a variety of tools including spreadsheets, Jamboard, or Miro. The example below from the model used at the different site locations of the VRtality project highlights the three phases of their work.
Phase 1: Ideation
In this phase co-designers build relationships, explore the possibilities of VR, and build comfort and confidence in talking about mental health as an everyday experience.
Phase 2: Design Sprint
With understandings and ideas generated in Phase 1, co-designers hone in on what makes sense to include in a mental health VR experience. (You can read more about design sprints in the “What Is a Design Sprint?” and “Sample Design Sprint” sections of the site.)
Phase 3: Prototype Feedback
After co-designers develop ideas for the VR experience, the VR developer and interns begin work on building that experience, receiving feedback on the builds, and iterating leading to the final VR product.
Milestone and timeline examples are available from pilot libraries: