Femmecubator's main purpose is to give female mentees a chance to book a one-on-one class with a mentor who will help them advance their careers in UX Design or Software Development.

Main Goals

In these workshops our goal is to find a path to MVP, system flow, and first wireframes of mentor’s dashboard.

During the second workshop, a teammate and I used the most important and urgent user stories to find an answer to the question “how are the user stories connected?”

What Are the Mentees Like?

The needs of mentees are discovered using their personas. mentees must be able to get on board, view the mentor directory, and book a class with the desired mentor. ‍ Written as user stories from a mentee’s point-of-view:

  • As a mentee, I want to create an account so that I can find a mentor on Femmecubator.
  • As a mentee, I want to view the mentor directory so that I can find a mentor matching to my needs.
  • As a mentee, I want to see my mentor’s free schedule so that I can book a class.

Using a visual post-it board in Miro, I created and categorized ideas of how we can give a registered mentee the best experience searching for mentors via the Mentor Directory. The same was done by my teammates for the Onboarding and Calendar components.

On To the Mentor!

The purpose of our first mentor user workshop was to decide what features the mentor’s dashboard should have. Our UX team started ideating what information would be useful for the mentor, e.g. short bio, expertise, contact info.

We then aimed to solve the following problem: How do mentors manage appointments? This includes tasks like creating, viewing, editing, cancelling, and rescheduling classes. We decided these functionalities should make up the dashboard.

What Are the Mentees Like?

  1. We framed the problem into different use cases.
  2. We split into two groups and started brainstorming by creating different user stories in post-its under each use case.
  3. The groups switched their ideas for a vote. Members individually marked the other team’s user stories as either green (important & urgent) or red (important & not urgent).
  4. All user stories were prioritized using the Important-Urgent Matrix.

As a result, we found the pain points to use for Femmecubator Minimum Viable Product (MVP), a first functional, usable, and attractive version of a product. We discussed and categorized the user stories, and drew a mentor’s dashboard system flow. After that I worked alone to create the first full wireflow for the mentor’s dashboard.

Usability Testing

We completed the mentor dashboard user stories, user flow, wireframes and prototypes.

Usability testing gave us a great amount of feedback and on March 23rd, 2021, Femmecubator MVP had a kickoff.