Class #2 Week #7 – Done!

Well, I made it! Another class is complete. This week we got to create a portfolio to capture all the cool work we’ve done in this class. I have not created an online portfolio before, but know this is something I can use again and again to showcase my work.  Take a look at what I have so far (still finessing it before it’s due Sunday) and let me know what you think.

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https://struscottsite.wordpress.com/

Thanks for following my class 2 journey with me. Stay tuned for class #3 (User Research I starting after a week break). Only 7 more classes to go!

-SARA

Class #2 Week#6 – Iterating Designs and Informing Stakeholders

This class is almost over.  I can’t believe it! This week we pulled together all of user research and then had peer reviews on our final designs.  My peers are so good. It was really neat to see how each of us had such different takes and designs on this app that none of us have ever even see (it’s make believe).  I got really good feedback and inspiration from my peers and what they did. Very cool to see it all.  Here is what I came up with for my final designs.

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You can see the evolution of the entire thing (this whole class) in this report. Which is also very cool. What do you think? Make sense? I’d love to hear from my blog readers too.

Next week we get to turn this all into a portfolio. Now that will be cool! Can’t wait.  Until next week…

SARA

Class #2 Week#5 – Conducting A Design Assessment and Iterating Your Design

This week we video-taped 4 users asking them to perform tasks that supported our low-fi paper prototypes (see last week’s post) and captured their reactions to our design and let us know if our designs were effective.  It was a very cool process using those paper prototypes. I had not done that before.  Normally, I just use mocked up screens in a presentation or actual online prototypes.  This seems like a method that could save a LOT of time and money for companies to do FIRST!  

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My users gave great feedback on the prototypes I developed and could successfully do all the tasks. I got great insight into what was confusing and could use more work. I also got other new insight into other features and ideas.  I am glad I chose a few other people to interview as well–got more variety.

Here are the results to share with my stakeholders. Take a look and tell me what you think of the results and my presentation of them. I even pulled in previous week’s work on design tenets, personas, font typeface, colors, and design we previously learned. It’s all coming together pretty well. And looking pretty cool. Don’t you think?

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Until next week…

-SARA