Every design needs a first draft. Three is even better! Brainstorming different ideas gives you several advantages over just charging down the first path you think of:
- The first idea is probably not going to be the best idea.
- By having several ideas, your ego is not wrapped up in one specific idea. You'll feel free to critique any particular design more, thus improving it.
- You can compare and contrast the different designs. And you can mix and match parts from each.
This is part seven in my series about the Human-Computer Interaction course I took through Coursera. Read all my posts for the full story.
Assignment 6 User Testing
Now the final pieces fell into place as we created test materials and recruited participants. Read More
This is part three in my series about the Human-Computer Interaction course I took through Coursera. Read all my posts for the full story.
Assignment 3 Wireframing
After choosing a concrete direction (Mary Jo's Storyboard in my case) we jumped into the process of prototyping by creating two rapid interactive wireframes that varied in interface, but offered the same basic functionality.
The process of rapid prototyping involves producing your ideas quickly and testing them. Confirm if your designs work as planned. Based on what you learn from those tests make more designs and refine previous ones. Test more. Refine and adjust. Test. Repeat again. Iteration upon iteration to improve and refine the design. Read More