After just two weeks of work, CIA-KGB students launched their solutions to help Mozilla attract and retain users of Firefox. Actually, it wasn't really two weeks -- it was eight working days and four weekend days. As you'll see by clicking through on the URL's, below, each team of four students accomplished an incredible amount of work. When was the last time you went from zero knowledge in a subject area to putting something real and working in to the world in just two weeks? While working the equivalent of three or four other full-time jobs? I'm amazed.
For example, the team behind My eBay Fox created an entire toolbar which enables any Firefox user to manage all of their eBay activities directly from the Firefox browser. Plus, it gives users some additional functionality not available on the eBay website. Wow. That's the power of the human-centered design process driven by a multidisciplinary team capable of dealing with human, technical, and business factors.
Here they are -- check 'em all out!
It's important to note that this is only a launch and not a final deliverable. We'll be tracking the progress and performance of each project over the next 5-6 weeks. It will be very interesting to see how each of them evolve.