In this competition, my role was primarily to create all of the final presentation slides as well as the icons and illustrations used within. Meanwhile, we all took part in the research and analysis necessary for a 24-hour business case competition.
As a team of four interdisciplinary students from the University of Washington, we received 24 hours to present as a team of outside consultants hired by Gavi Vaccine Alliance to answer two questions concerning how to reduce mortality of 0-5 year old children from pneumonia:
#1: What challenges has the pneumonia vaccination program faced in Uganda? What are the key areas for improvement over the next five years?
#2: How would you allocate [the given funds] across the vaccination program and the pneumonia activities described in the case? Consider these activities: vaccination, Village Health Teams, Sustainable Drug Seller Initiative, patient awareness campaigns, and healthcare provider training. Describe how your recommended expenditures work together.
Our team was composed of one business major, a comparative history of ideas (CHID) major, a public health major, and me, an interaction design major.
This competition was a chance for me to design and present under pressure, especially when it came to visual communication across the slides. I also exercised analysis of the given packets as well as our own outside research in order to concoct a solution as a team.