Design Challenge
Prize is $250 cash
Computercraft employs approximately 80 people, most of whom work on site at government offices. One of Computercraft's government clients has a master calendar in which it tracks the absences of its hundreds of federal employees as well as the contractor staff who work on site there (from Computercraft and other companies). To ensure that the client's master calendar reflects the absences of all the staff resources on site, Computercraft is required to submit out-of-office data to the client on a regular basis.

These data need to show any time a Computercraft staff member is out of the office on leave or telework. Currently, Computercraft has its own Request Time Off (RTO) system in place. Through this system, Computercraft employees enter requests to be out of the office because of leave (PTO, jury duty, or bereavement) or because of telework. Computercraft managers can approve the requested leave in the system.

Each night, the RTO sends the data on approved time off to the client through an FTP file, and
the Computercraft data are integrated into the client's master calendar. Computercraft is seeking to replace the existing RTO with a new RTO system. The goals of the system
are as follows:
 Increase compliance (e.g., through ease of use, greater uptime)
 Increase data quality
 Increase transparency to all users about the status of requests
Background on Computercraft can be found on our website ( as well as in an attached PDF (was shared). An attached Excel spreadsheet depicts various user stories for the new RTO system.
Design Challenge
Design a recommended user journey(s). If you think your design submission would be supported by the inclusion of the following, these would be welcomed:
 User stories
 Wireframes of specific screens
 Any other conceptual materials that will help illustrate your proposal
Feel free to elaborate on our user stories if you find there are scenarios we should consider.
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About Computercraft
Computercraft is woman-owned small business, provides technical, scientific, and management services to advance biomedical research and human health.

We work to build and refine high-profile information resources that get accurate health and biomedical research data into the hands of researchers and other stakeholders all over the globe, helping them solve our world's greatest health challenges.

Among the clients:
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • National Library of Medicine
  • University of Virginia Data Science Institute

We are looking for people who careers about health research and willing to help us to improve scientific products.
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