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And we have a winner!

by randles — published Nov 29, 2010 01:45 PM, last modified Jan 28, 2014 02:54 PM
Our unit needed a sign for the door and instead of using Microsoft Word to create it, we had a one hour design sprint to create the perfect sign (or as close to prefect as possible).

We were asked by our helpdesk infrastructure team to create a sign for our office door when they are out of the office helping users.  Instead of firing up the good old fashion word processor and cranking it out in Calibri, we went back to our roots in print design and challenged ourselves. In the interest time we decided to do this as a sprint and this is how we did it:

  1. The copy we had to use was
    Welcome to the Computing Resources Unit! This door is closed for security reasons when all helpdesk staff members are busy assisting users. If you require technical support, please try the following: - Check the student assistant helpdesk in the 150 Mrak Hall office - Send an email to our helpdesk at<> - Call our helpdesk at 530-754-7122 - Submit a help request on the web at 
  2. we had one hour
  3. one black and white design
  4. one color design
  5. one design with an image
  6. one UGLY design
  7. must fit on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper

After the hour we meet, held a critique and decided on: