Among the many online services that provide communication channels for groups, there is a lack of singular services that provide users a way to easily interact with each group in one place. In order to communicate with their respective groups, a user typically uses four or more services, including email and various social media sites. Coordinating so many different services across multiple groups is tedious, challenging, and often results in important information being overlooked or lost. GroupLoop is a single interface that integrates all of the functions users require to effectively communicate with each of their groups. Users can send private or group messages, access contact information for each group member, upload shared multimedia, add events in a group calendar, and participate in forums. They can even view information for multiple groups at once.
Team Members Carolyn Scoville, Rachel Casio
Role Founder, Project Manager, UI Designer
Tools Wireframes, Lucidchart, Photoshop
Team work is an essential task need for any project, among other factors of course. We all want our teams to function like a well oiled machine but sometimes when items such as menos, passwords, or calendar reminders go missing team work is stalled and impossible to move forward.
In the college and small organization setting, team work can be an unorganized, unsynchronized task. Having been in multiple team projects, a Fraternity and involved in various student organizations keeping track of all files, events and comments requires a team on its own. Knowing that there was no one universally used technique for keeping all "documents" together, we all spread out various elements across multiple services.
Our initial survey of our target population showed that the most sought after collaboration efforts were carried out via cloud apps and storage.
Some services were mainly used for storage purposes and others were particularly sought after for their collaboration features.
The top used services were: