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What current alternatives are used to address the problem (refer to Startup Step #6)?

TWO DIFFERENT COPIES
This assignment requires you to create a value proposition “pitch deck” that presents a comprehensive depiction of your value proposition story. If you’ve done good work to this point, much of this assignment is crafting this work into a more comprehensive proposal and polishing some of the weak points in your prior efforts. This presentation will be the basis of the value proposition pitch video you will submit to our BIG IDEA COMPETITION that serves as the capstone experience in this class.
YOU MUST USE POWERPOINT TO CREATE YOUR SLIDES SO YOU CAN ADD NOTES THAT PROVIDE DETAILS ABOUT YOUR IDEAS AND EVIDENCE THAT ADDS CREDIBILITY TO YOUR PROPOSALS (click here to learn how to add notes to your slides (Links to an external site.)). At least 50% of your grade will be based on the quality of your notes, so be sure these are clear, well-written, and (most importantly) provide supporting evidence that enhances the credibility of your proposals. You will present your slides and stories during our final face-to-face class, so do the work necessary to represent yourself and your ideas well!
Your slides will emphasize descriptions of the story elements listed below (mostly ideas), and your notes will provide additional description and/or specific evidence that supports the credibility of your story. You must include one slide with notes that addresses each of the story elements below (one exception – you can use two slides to describe your solution if you prefer). These “stories” have been the addressed by our prior assignments (see below), so you should be able to capitalize on the work you’ve done previously and align it in a compelling narrative that gets others interested in helping you. YOU MUST PROVIDE SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DESCRIPTIONS/ASSERTIONS IN THE NOTES FOR SLIDE 2-5 (enriching descriptions may be adequate for your personal story and concluding value proposition story). Here are the required elements of your presentation with some illustrative questions to guide you:
0. Title Slide – Name, proposal, and tagline (not graded)
Personal story – Who are you? Why are you interested in solving this problem? Was there an inciting incident? (refer to Startup Step #2)
Problem story – What is the problem, what are it’s characteristics, and why should others be interested? (refer to Startup Steps #3 & #4)
Customer story – Who experiences this problem? Who is MOST frustrated with current alternatives? (refer to Startup Steps #5)
Competitor story – What current alternatives are used to address the problem (refer to Startup Step #6)?
Solution story – What is your solution and how is it better than alternatives? Can you explain and provide credible evidence that your solution solves your customers’ problem? (may include two slides – refer to Startup Steps #6, #7, #8 & #9)
Overall value proposition – Can you clearly and concisely summarize your value proposition?
Keep in mind that it’s better to show than to tell, so emphasize meaningful illustrative images, keep text on your slides compelling and concise (about 20 words max per slide, 28 point font or bigger), and use the notes section to add enriching descriptions and supportive evidence.
Instructions
Create a 6-slide PowerPoint presentation (7-slides including the title) addressing the six stories/chapters associated with your value proposition narrative. The only permitted deviation from this format is that I’ll allow one extra slide to help you illustrate or demonstrate your solution if that helps you convey your value proposition more effectively (helps most with complicated solutions that require considerable explanation).
Save your PowerPoint file using the naming convention firstnamelastname–Step10.pptx.
Check to verify that your file opens and shows your notes as you expect when viewed in Notes view. At least 50% of your grade will be based on the quality of your notes, so be sure these are clear, well-written, and (most importantly) provide supporting evidence that enhances the credibility of your proposals.

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What happens when your customer first becomes aware of this solution?

PLEASE DO EVERYTHING IN THE SAME DOCUMENT AND TWO COPIES
The purpose of this assignment is to see if you can go beyond designing a creative solution to designing a delightful experience.
As you should know by now, the value a company creates for its customers is based on providing a brand journey where customers become aware of an offering, assess/evaluate it (in relation to alternatives), purchase it, use it, and maintain/repair/dispose/repurchase it. You were recently asked to conduct and present research on an existing solution and describe the experiences customers had with that (competing) offering. The goal of that assignment was to identify and gain empathy for points in the journey that create frustration for your target customer persona. Your empathy can improve your understanding of how to provide new gain-creators and pain-relievers that improve peoples’ current experiences/journeys.
This assignment is your chance to go beyond describing the solution you’ve designed to describing the experience you will create for your customer. You should engage your imagination and creativity at every stage to explain what you’ll try to get people to see, do, think, and feel throughout their journey with you. Your goal is to be delightful – to create an experience that they’ll want to enjoy again and share with others.
As before, you must complete both pages of the customer journey template provided below. Unlike your previous effort that asked you to use evidence to characterize a brand journey, your responses to this assignment will be based on your creative design thinking efforts. Begin by setting the stage with descriptions of your customer persona and the situation they are facing (i.e., jobs-to-be-done in some setting, probably similar to what you described previously). Then describe the five phases of their journey with your offering – when they first become AWARE of your offering, how they ASSESS the relative quality/helpfulness of your offering (is it easy/hard to evaluate and choose?), how they PURCHASE, what the USE EXPERIENCE is like, and what the POST USE experience is like. On the second page you must characterize how the experiences you create make your customer persona feel, and the problem-solution fit you’ve achieved by creating gains and killing pains experienced by your intended customers before they had you in their lives.
As a means of offering even MORE support to your journey with this assignment, here are some supplemental video instructions (Links to an external site.) you can watch to help you understand how to complete this successfully (about 11 minutes, but you can skip around as you please!).
Recall this advice from the previous assignment:
This is easier if you think of each column like you are filming scenes in a movie – what happens when your customer first becomes aware of this solution? What happens next, when they use it? etc… If you can use your empathy to “see” the action, facial expressions, emotions, etc., you should be able to fill this out effectively.
It’s OK to leave a cell or two blank if you don’t think filling them out makes sense, but you should be able to fill out all or almost all of these if you close your eyes and create “mini-movies” of your customer interacting with your proposed solution.
Instructions
Open the revised template linked below (two pages) and follow the instructions for enriching your description of what your customer persona experiences when engaged with YOUR SOLUTION – Customer Journey Template – Your Experience Design.pptx Download Customer Journey Template – Your Experience Design.pptx
Rename and save your file using the naming convention firstnamelastname–experiencedesign.pptx.

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Describe the Supreme Court’s decision in 1965 that supported the right not to procreate.

250 words

Describe the Supreme Court’s decision in 1965 that supported the right not to procreate.
What occurred in Roe v. Wade and why was it a landmark case in the United States?
Research an example of the “Undue Burden” standard and legal outcome of the case. Summarize the event. Include the references.

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What are some of the legal challenges with artificial insemination?

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What are some of the legal challenges with artificial insemination?
Describe the concept of surrogacy.
How are rights of the father handled in surrogacy?
What occurred in the Baby M case?

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How do the two authors differ in their assessment of the implications of the changes in the international system with the end of the Cold War?

Introduction
The World War II era was a sea change in the international system, dooming imperial powers of the 19th century, introducing the United States to the world as a dominant player, and structuring the early postwar balance of power as a bipolar “free world” versus “Marxist world.”  As the international system evolved in the latter half of the 20th century, that bipolar balance morphed into more complex configurations.  And transnational, regional, and international relationships became more complex than could be simplistically portrayed in power models.
These relationships involved asymmetries of capabilities among states/groups, ongoing urbanization of countries with greater compressions of populations, ongoing advances in technology ignoring sovereignty and state boundaries to link peoples as never before imagined as well as reveal in stark contrast such social/economic/political conditions as poverty, political oppression, and leaders more concerned with preserving their privileged positions and the status quo than initiating major systemic reforms and change (witness such events as the “Arab Spring”).  This is the world that the identity perspective is interested in.
Learner Objectives
Understand the identity view of historic change
Gain a sense of how its impact can be variously interpreted

Identity Assignment: go to http://www.wesjones.com/eoh.htm (Links to an external site.) and read Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History article.  Then go to www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/20045621.pdf (Links to an external site.) [there will be a button on the site for you to connect to our UCF Library and you will access the article that way] and read Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations article.  Answer the following questions:

How do the two authors differ in their assessment of the implications of the changes in the international system with the end of the Cold War?
What do you think is the fundamental flaw in Fukuyama’s argument?  In Huntington’s argument?
With which view are you more in agreement and why?

4-page (suggested, can be more or less)/double-spaced, footnoted with bibliography:

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What program would you recommend to reduce stress levels and why?

Imagine you are in charge of developing a program for older adults in an assisted living facility who completed a chair yoga study.  The study showed chair yoga reduced women’s fear of falling but did not change their stress levels.
What program would you recommend to reduce stress levels and why?
List two barriers that may prevent older adults from participating in the recommended program.

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What are some of the legal challenges with artificial insemination?

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What are some of the legal challenges with artificial insemination?
Describe the concept of surrogacy.
How are rights of the father handled in surrogacy?
What occurred in the Baby M case?

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What were the underlying concerns that brought about the regulation/law/act?

MY TOPIC: THE CHALLENGES ASIAN PEOPLE FACE IN SOCIETY, AS WELL AS THEIR NATIONALITY EXAMPLE DISCREMINATION.
For the final project, you will combine this gathered information and present the following in an essy on your selected topic.
Introduce your topic.
Provide information on the background and history that relates to your topic.  Answer the questions: What events resulted in the need for the regulation/law/act?  What were the underlying concerns that brought about the regulation/law/act?  Who were the parties/groups involved that resulted in the need for the regulation/law/act?  These are just example of the type of information that should be provided in this section.  However, each topic will provide unique and specific background information that will be required.
Include the description of the actual regulation/law/act you have selected.  Discuss exactly what is covered and (if appropriate) what is not covered by the regulation/law/act.  Demonstrate to the reader a comprehensive understanding of the regulation/law/act.
Include specifics about the impact of the regulation/law/act upon businesses and organizations.  Answer the questions:  Who has been affected and in what way by the regulation/law/act?  How has the regulation/law/act changed society and the way businesses operate?  These are just a few examples of the type of information that you need to address within this section.
A summary paragraph(s) on the topic to conclude the papr.
When writing the final project, you must demonstrate a knowledge of how to conduct research, how to use a minimum of five (5) scholarly/peer-reviewed sources

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Do you think it is possible to acquire a monopoly position solely by virtue of hard work?

Discuss the background and enforcement of the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, and the FTC Act.
Discuss how the Clayton Act strengthens the Sherman Act. Discuss monopolies and mergers.
Do you think it is possible to acquire a monopoly position solely by virtue of hard work?
find a recent case involving claims of monopolization.  Briefly explain why it is important to the discussion for this week.

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What are some of the ethical challenges with refusing treatment?

500 words.
Write an essy on refusing futile treatment to the requesting patient.
How is futile medical treatment defined?
When is treatment deemed futile for the requesting patient?
What are some of the ethical challenges with refusing treatment?
Described a case where treatment was considered futile for the patient. What occurred in this situation and what was the outcome?