MY DESIGN PROCESS
7 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME
Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative for Design Thinking Action Lab
THE ASSIGNMENT:
Suppose you have been hired to re-design the
student lockers at a large public high school.
What PROCESS w...
STEP 1:
DEFINE THE PROBLEM
MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn
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Understandthe purpose or goal of the desi...
STEP 2:
Do the research
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Observehow students use their lockers. Inter...
STEP 3:
SUMMARIZE
MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn
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Summarize the issues and possible solutionsthatadd...
STEP 4:
IDEATE
MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn
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Develop concepts for possiblesoltuions that address
t...
STEP 5:
DEVELOP PROTOTYPES
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Develop mock-ups based on concept drawing...
STEP 6:
IMPLEMENT
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Finalize budget, materials, schedules, contractors...
STEP 7:
Evaluate
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Is the design successful? Does it solve the problem...
SUMMARY:
MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn
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Design solutions are the result of a thoughtful, deliberate...
MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn
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Presentation created for
Design Thinking Action Lab at Stanford Univ...
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My Design Process: 7 Steps To A Successful Outcome

  1. 1. MY DESIGN PROCESS 7 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative for Design Thinking Action Lab
  2. 2. THE ASSIGNMENT: Suppose you have been hired to re-design the student lockers at a large public high school. What PROCESS would you use to tackle this project? Describe the most important steps. MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative
  3. 3. STEP 1: DEFINE THE PROBLEM MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Understandthe purpose or goal of the design. What should the design accomplish?
  4. 4. STEP 2: Do the research MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Observehow students use their lockers. Interview students at several schools about how they use their lockers. What’s working? What isn’t? What would they change, and why? Interview school staff. What is the impetus for the re-design? How do they understand the current situation and what do they want to change? Why?
  5. 5. STEP 3: SUMMARIZE MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Summarize the issues and possible solutionsthataddress them.
  6. 6. STEP 4: IDEATE MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Develop concepts for possiblesoltuions that address the stated concerns. Develop concept drawings.
  7. 7. STEP 5: DEVELOP PROTOTYPES MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Develop mock-ups based on concept drawings. Test and modify. Make adjustments and corrections.
  8. 8. STEP 6: IMPLEMENT MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Finalize budget, materials, schedules, contractors. Build the design.
  9. 9. STEP 7: Evaluate MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Is the design successful? Does it solve the problem? How is it being used? How do people interact with the design? Are they better off with the new design?
  10. 10. SUMMARY: MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Design solutions are the result of a thoughtful, deliberate process. Design is not whimsical, but provides solutions to problems and fulfills needs.
  11. 11. MY DESIGN PROCESS Alvalyn Lundgren | Alvalyn Creative Presentation created for Design Thinking Action Lab at Stanford University Leticia BritosCavagnaro, Instructor July 2013

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