One of the many ideas born from our team at Ignite by Adecco was Wayfind, an app to help employees discover career opportunities at their company. Once an employee selected a desired role, the app would help them explore various paths to reach their desired destination.
Validating the problem and investigating challenges
Functioning in 1-week sprints, we conducted user interviews, built prototypes, and ran experiments to test various unknowns. The main questions we were looking to address in this initial discovery phase were:
- Problem validation: Is this really a problem for employees of big companies?
- Onboarding: Can we get the information we need to provide meaningful recommendations without losing people in the process?
- Email engagement: Can we entice employees to take action from an HR email?
- Sales: Is our product appealing to HR executives?
We received a strong enough signal from each of these research areas to move forward with the next phase of product development.
After launching the MVP, we onboarded three enterprise-level companies as test pilots. Our biggest challenge was collecting clean, organized data from the companies. Most did not have roles organized in a global way. Instead, there were vast inconsistencies across departments by level and naming structure. This would prove to be the biggest obstacle for Wayfind. At the time of my leaving, Wayfind was in its third iteration and they were still having issues with the massive data challenge of onboarding new companies.
Danilo Quilaton & Jason Kellum UX, Visual Design & Front-End Development
Ian Fiske Data Science & Strategy
Mark Montroy Full Stack Development
Sean Paley Product Management & Strategy