Over the course of the Healthy Lives Challenge, we'll be featuring Q&As with OpenIDEO members who have been making significant contributions to our community. This week, let’s take a look at what's been inspiring Swapna Bellare and Sergio Masse Torres Tirado in the challenge.
Swapna Bellare is a consumer researcher and psychologist based out of Austin, Texas. We’ve really appreciated her idea contributions and engagement in the Ideas Phase so far.
Sergio Masse Torres Tirado is a marketing director and startup professional who is currently based in Shanghai, China. Recently, Sergio submitted an idea that was generated during an OpenIDEO Meetup brainstorm in Shanghai.
How did the user scenario that you've created help your thought process and the development of your idea?
Swapna: User scenarios can bring fluid ideas to real life! While ideating, it helped me to connect the dots, fill in the gaps in research data; and encouraged me to think outside of the box!
Sergio: At the conception of the idea of Aquva, I only had thought of the main process ( The black box). But i didn't gave much thought about the user, about their motives, emotions or reactions. Going through the scenario helped me imagined how the experience can be more appealing to them. In that moment, I realized that Aquva can be transformed into a hub where groups of people can share a common interest.
Which ideas in the Healthy Lives Challenge would you like to build on or collaborate with?
Sergio: I would love to collaborate on any idea that is related to healthy food, exercise plan and stress relieving methods. I saw a very interesting idea called " The Locker Room", where you can follow exercise training of your idols on any sports field. I believe that the key to maintaining a healthy life is to have a strong motive to continue doing it.
Swapna: Check up on checkups through check-ins by Abraham Coetzee. Because, good healthy habits are cultivated by the right peer pressure who are there to collaborate and motivate those in need! Grandma Sharing Economy by Maria Paula Machado. Because, I like connecting old traditions with technology!
In the upcoming weeks, we would love to have you join our rockstar OpenIDEO members in answering the challenge question: How might we use technology to inspire all socioeconomic and multicultural groups to lead healthier lives? We can’t wait to see your contributions in Healthy Lives Challenge!