UX Research | Dec 2019 - July 2020
I worked as a research associate with Aishwarya Jare on her graduation thesis. The initial brief was to improve the systems and services at Kidzee Preschool, Hinjewadi. The scope was later narrowed down to the development of teachers. The project uses systems thinking, human-centred design and co-design methodologies and processes to arrive at insights that are addressed by design responses. I assisted Aishwarya in primary research, synthesis of the research, copywriting.
Kidzee Preschool Hinjewadi, Pune started 7 years ago. It is a franchise by Zeelearn Education. Over the years the preschool has established itself as a trustworthy and quality preschool.
Despite the success of the preschool, the admin wondered if they were preparing their children in the best way possible to enter the world of schooling. They were aware of all the systemic challenges the school faced: ineffective communication with parents, lack of good feedback and grievance channels for admin and staff, ineffective assessment rubric, unmotivated teachers, disinterested parents, etc. This had an effect on the students' learning too.
The preschool provided a very open-ended brief. The goal was to figure out and prioritize problem areas after understanding how the system at school worked and identifying gaps.
After carefully studying the culture and delving deep into the world of Early Childhood Education, interventions in the form of Toolkits for Admin and Teachers were designed.
I created developmental worksheets for the teachers based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). These worksheets became a part of the Teacher's Journal.
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