torstai 19. marraskuuta 2015

4th meeting with our project partner


We had our fourth meeting with Toni from Koutu Digital. After having faced some problems with our project, we were really happy to be able to discuss the issues and hear Toni's opinion on things. We wanted to know which way Toni wants us to go and what in his mind would be the ultimate result of the project.

Navid had done some research on two of the biggest companies on the industry and their business models. We had a long discussion about what our business model should be and how we could compete with the other solutions out there and also how we can differentiate ourselves from them. 

We had a special guest at our meeting
We showed Toni the photo measurement app as it is for now and he thought it was good. We talked about the many constraints there are concerning photo measurement, such as taking the photo, bad cameras and conditions and the fact that because of these constraints the measurements won't be very precise. Despite all of these, Toni thought that the photo measurement is still the best way to go and that we should try to develop it as much as we can. Even though the solution wouldn't be perfect at the end of this project, there's always the possibility to develop it further in the future.

We also talked about Slush, since Toni was going to present our idea for some investors there. We will propably continue our project based on the feedback he gets there.

At the end of the meeting we also decided on the name for our product: sizealize. So now it's time to get #sizealize trending on all sorts of social media!

The mid-pitching event is today, really excited to see the feedback we get there and also to see what the other teams have been working on!


torstai 12. marraskuuta 2015

JAM #2

Hi there!

Our Demola project in now halfway through and on last Saturday (7.11.) we had our Jam number 2.

Agenda for the day was interesting, including a lecture from Heini Ala-Vannesluoma, who is working in Gofore as a crew coach. The topic of the lecture was how we can get to know our customers and users better, and which questions we should ask to get more details about what people want and need.

This really opened our eyes and we realized that we hadn't paid that much of attention to the users and customers needs before. Now we have a clear plan how we start researching and collecting feedback.

After the lecture we were divided in groups by our school programs. There every group discussed the projects and solved problems if there were some. I was in a business group and I got very good points from the others and also ideas how we should move on. Like i posted last time, we are having little problems and this Jam really helped us. I guess these Demola people know by experience when we need a new motivation and ideas :)

We also had a Pitch practise. All of us made a big circle, where pairs were standing opposite to each other and we had one minute time to pitch our projects. It was a good exercise again, teaching how to tell the most important details about the project in a way, that the other person understands the idea easily.

After the day we had a group meeting where we shared our new ideas and discussed how we implement new information into our project.

Overall, the day was exciting and we definitely got new motivation to continue our work! :)

Till the next time!

- Linda -   

sunnuntai 8. marraskuuta 2015



It's been crazy rush few weeks and we have had couple of meetings during the weeks - some of them were good and some were not that good. I guess every team is having a crossroad - situation at some point during the project and we are facing it now.

We had a meeting with our partner Toni last week's Monday (26.10.) and after the meeting we noticed that our vision of this project differences a bit what Toni sees. Still meeting went good and Toni liked our ideas and gave us a lot of compliments. Later on Jouni sent him a video of our prototype and they had a phone discussion with Toni. Feedback were constructive and also positive. Toni is going to Slush event ( on next week and he is about to present the app there.

We had a next meeting with the team on 4th of November and where we discussed how we are going to continue the project - in which direction. We have a few problems and that many visions as there is a team members at the moment.  Meeting had somehow cleaning effect for our team. Everyone got to say their opinion and how they see this project.

Even this situation is quite frustrated it still is part of working in projects and I guess we are learning something from it - at least it's better to think positive!

- Linda -