Beyond the Pill team members, Marta Cabral and Jill Eversole, win YTH Live 48-hour Design Challenge.

Jill Eversole and Marta Cabral at the YTH Live Design Challenge

At the Youth + Tech + Health (YTH) Live Conference in May of 2017, Beyond the Pill team members, Marta Cabral and Jill Eversole, participated in a 48-hour Design Challenge hosted by FHI360, YTH, and IDEO.org.

Marta and Jill teamed up with a third conference attendee, Aliza Hoffman, from the d.school at Stanford University. They learned human-centered design concepts and skills, participated in flash workshops, and engaged in rapid prototyping. 

Jill Eversole and Marta Cabral brainstorms ideas with their team during the YTH Live Design Challenge.

Design Challenge brainstorm (with lots of Post-its). 

The team pitched their idea and prototype to a panel of judges at the closing plenary, and ended up winning the challenge! Their award-winning idea was to collect data on adolescents’ opinions about birth control by leveraging sponsored content on social media platforms, such as Snapchat, using an elimination-style game to assess users’ preferences regarding contraceptive methods and side effects.

Following the conference, the team participated in a brainstorming workshop with YTH and FHI 360 to continue developing the winning idea. FHI 360 and YTH will continue to work to turn the idea into reality.