HMW help remote workers to build connections through the community to prevent job burnout, stay motivated and improve psychological well-being? MeetWork is a service that supports remote workers, encouraging networking with new colleagues from online to offline in the working communities nearby. The service offers a safe space to connect in-person by co-branding with local space providers; cafes and restaurants. Furthermore, some of the spaces are partnered with the co-working space company, benefitting its member as more working spaces are provided locally. To conclude, 'MeetWork' flavours all stakeholders and responses to key trends concerning localism and sharing economy.

MeetWorkApp

This video is a part of my major project at London College of Communication. The service 'MeetWork' contributes to remote workers encouraging them to network online on the application then connect in-person at the local spaces nearby, responding to the challenge of working in a remote team in the context of speculative future after the pandemic is over. The video presents how the application works from connecting with purpose; a coffee chat, an idea trade or a project collaboration, to exchange peer-feedback after the meeting.

MeetWorkSpace

The video presents 'MeetWorkSpace', a local cafe or restaurant that co-brand with MeetWork, provides a safe spot to meet in-person and remote-working-friendly facilities for remote workers.

Website for co-branding with MeetWork

Website is for the space providers to register to co-brand with MeetWork as a MeetWorkSpace. The space provider can opt between co-brand with MeetWork or partner with a co-working space. Plus, the space provider has to state the remote-worker friendly facilities that they have including internet, power outlet and w/c.

Problem/opportunity –
As the pandemic forces the working ages to shift to work in a remote team, the downsides are lack of physical connection and peer-feedback, which leads to an individual's loneliness, 62% of remote workers want employers to provide better technology to stay connected with their colleagues. But, for the upsides, people don't have to commute long and have a self-centred schedule. Combining pains and gains of working in a remote team results in the design opportunity to connect remote workers to meet and work together in the local area.

Methodology

I'm familiar with Double Diamond's framework; its stages guide the ideal way to work. I planned the tools for each step so that I can achieve each stage's goals. Throughout the process, what is considered key is collaborating, co-designing, and iterating to achieve user-centric experience.

Colour-coded business model canvas

Since more than one stakeholder is involved in the service, I displayed information through colour-coding to make it more user-friendly. Applying colour-coding to a business model canvas while working on it, the visual helped balance and prioritise the information concerning all stakeholders.

Scalability

As the proposed service requires time, investment and relationship between stakeholders. So, I brought the service down in different scales which are MVP, the proposed one and future full service.

Revenue model –
The revenue comes from the percentage of the rent from a co-working space as MeetWork acts as a middleman helping space providers, local cafes and restaurants, to partner with a co-working space company. Another revenue comes from the users, which is a subscription fee for premium application features.

Co-design

I value co-creation as it is the best way to craft a user-centric experience for the users. So, I ran several co-design sessions from defining the themes to developing the concept idea.

See the working process at: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8445a916-a6c8-42ed-88c0-2b66d76c835b

To report inappropriate content, an infringement of copyright, or to report a problem on the Portfolio platform, please contact the

Got an issue?

Thank you, your feedback has been received.