design sprint: scheduling leftover food donation pickup

Article: A Design Sprint for Good(r), Pivotal Built to Adapt

users: company event admins with leftover food to donate (food donors)

problem: when large amounts of safe, prepared food goes to waste, we need a way to be alerted to come pick it up to be delivered to a food bank or shelter

goal: prepare for initial mobile app development, leading to automated business operations: help food and beverage admins schedule food donation pickups

food donor outcomes: 

  • select food donation type and vehicle size requirement for pickup
  • confirm pickup location and timing

product features: 

  • donation detail entry (food type) and vehicle size selection (amount)
  • pickup scheduling (location & time)

lesson learned: 

  • it can be hard for founders to focus on MVP - it's like asking them to choose their favorite children