RegAgri: a whirlwind 2-week journey leveraging Design Sprint for in-depth CO2 soil analysis
- showing the potential of carbon sequestration in agricultural soil
- present the carbon credit generation potential
- show the impact of applying regenerative practices that have a real impact on agriculture
The goals and challenges of this project were identified during the Design Sprint workshop, which ended with the implementation of the prepared prototype. The MVP version of the project took only 2 weeks to complete.
Thanks to a smooth implementation, we were able to present the tool at ChangeNOW – the world’s largest event for the planet, held in Paris (19-21 May, 2022). See more in the video?
At this stage, we stepped into the shoes of the end-user by implementing a prepared scenario. Each participant was given his or her role and guidance to independently experience and record the key end-user touchpoints that might occur when using the tool. We asked ourselves key questions:
- Who is our audience?
- What is his/her situation?
- What problems might he/she have?
At this stage, we conducted research to better explore the user’s needs. Through the HMW (How Might We) exercise, we defined the main design challenge. In addition, we tried to list both the benefits and the biggest pain points for the user.
Define & Ideate
As we were already aware of the end-user’s main needs and pain points, we could easily focus on the defined design challenge. During the deep-dive sessions conducted, we focused on:
- creating ideas without regard to their feasibility
- maximising user benefits
- analysing technology, and human behavior specific to the agricultural industry
- best practices and design standards
The end result was the selection of the idea with the greatest potential, which was developed in the next stage, as well as the preparation of a working scenario for the tool.
Prototype & Testing
The aim of this stage was to develop a quick, low-cost, simple prototype and verify it with the client and an expert with extensive knowledge of soil sequestration potential. Subsequently, in short sessions based on the testing scenario, the tool was refined and improved by us during the design process. Long story short – reating innovation requires many iterations.
This was the most important moment in the process for the whole team. After testing, we already had an understanding of what features and functionality the client liked and didn’t like. The project team broke down the scope of the entire tool thanks to the MOSCOW matrix, identifying the critical paths and the absolute required scope of functionality to be realised.
As a result of the whole process, we prepared the product and IT requirements, as well as a road map of the implementation, so we were ready to implement the tool in the existing Agronomist portal and verify with the end-user.
The result of the RegAgri Explorer development process is a digital use of the model showing the potential of carbon sequestration in agricultural soil and the potential to generate carbon credits. Presentation of the form in a useful and readable form for mobile users.
300.codes developers team worked on Agronomist portal implementation. I am happy to admit that 300.codes has fulfilled its obligations with due dillegence, fully implementing the terms of the contract. The work went quickly and with high quality standards. I can recommend 300.codes as a proven and reliable partner.