The care and feeding of buttonsDaniel Stillman@dastillman
It’s difficult to have an epiphany if allyou want revealed is what youalready know.
Things I’ll talk about:
Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelitySuspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat
A bit about me
One thing I do
My origin story.
My graduate thesis: it’s not easy toget a bike on a train.
Bikes take up too much room on thesubway.
Scooters are awesome but uncool.
Prototype one: size and shape.
Prototype two: deeper function.
Yeah.
Finally, mixed fidelity.
The users behind the process.
Where this work happened.
Buttons cost money
So do LEDs
$0.02 extra adds up fast    A: SLIDER   B: ONE BUTTON   C: TWO ZONE BAR   D: BUTTON BAR
$0.02 = how much awesome?
Share your toys
Touch screen e-ink tablet
Touch screen e-ink tablet
What can we leverage or cram intothe existing space we have?
We made some toys…
And had a party…
And most of it sucked.                 Overall favorite                 Button favorite
And most of it sucked.                         Maximum score is 35                         5 tasks X max. score of 7 per t...
And most of it sucked.
Why did they like what they liked?too segmented                                                             Sweet Spot:   ...
Can we do better?too segmented                                                                            Surface     Ergo...
Thankfully, the touch screen optionworked out.
Mix up your fidelity.
The pieces of the puzzle.
Step one – explore.
Flesh it out.
A lot of fast and cheap is good.
Suspension of disbeliefMix up your fidelity.
If you change everything…
Try a few things.
Prioritizing the requirements
Creating the primary workflows In order to provide better usability and comply with FDA HE75 Human Factors standards, we d...
Then gut-checking them
The pieces of the puzzle.
Washing Machine Interfaces.
Mapping user pathways
Mapping possible interfaces.   Pure Physical Focus                                    Hybrid                              ...
Can we make it simpler?     1      2     3   4   5
Then we play with it, in place.
The pieces of the puzzle.
Get some pieces into place
Then put them in context.
The pieces of the puzzle.
Things I talked about:
Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelity.Suspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat.
Thanks!Daniel Stillman@dastillman
Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelity.Suspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat.
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    1. 1. The care and feeding of buttonsDaniel Stillman@dastillman
    2. 2. It’s difficult to have an epiphany if allyou want revealed is what youalready know.
    3. 3. Things I’ll talk about:
    4. 4. Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelitySuspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat
    5. 5. A bit about me
    6. 6. One thing I do
    7. 7. My origin story.
    8. 8. My graduate thesis: it’s not easy toget a bike on a train.
    9. 9. Bikes take up too much room on thesubway.
    10. 10. Scooters are awesome but uncool.
    11. 11. Prototype one: size and shape.
    12. 12. Prototype two: deeper function.
    13. 13. Yeah.
    14. 14. Finally, mixed fidelity.
    15. 15. The users behind the process.
    16. 16. Where this work happened.
    17. 17. Buttons cost money
    18. 18. So do LEDs
    19. 19. $0.02 extra adds up fast A: SLIDER B: ONE BUTTON C: TWO ZONE BAR D: BUTTON BAR
    20. 20. $0.02 = how much awesome?
    21. 21. Share your toys
    22. 22. Touch screen e-ink tablet
    23. 23. Touch screen e-ink tablet
    24. 24. What can we leverage or cram intothe existing space we have?
    25. 25. We made some toys…
    26. 26. And had a party…
    27. 27. And most of it sucked. Overall favorite Button favorite
    28. 28. And most of it sucked. Maximum score is 35 5 tasks X max. score of 7 per task
    29. 29. And most of it sucked.
    30. 30. Why did they like what they liked?too segmented Sweet Spot: Balanced Layering well segmented and Segmentation not segmented enough not layered enough well layered too layered
    31. 31. Can we do better?too segmented Surface ErgoTouch ClickTouch well segmented not segmented enough ThreeWheel TouchWheel PearlTouch not layered enough well layered too layered
    32. 32. Thankfully, the touch screen optionworked out.
    33. 33. Mix up your fidelity.
    34. 34. The pieces of the puzzle.
    35. 35. Step one – explore.
    36. 36. Flesh it out.
    37. 37. A lot of fast and cheap is good.
    38. 38. Suspension of disbeliefMix up your fidelity.
    39. 39. If you change everything…
    40. 40. Try a few things.
    41. 41. Prioritizing the requirements
    42. 42. Creating the primary workflows In order to provide better usability and comply with FDA HE75 Human Factors standards, we developed and tested distinct architectures.
    43. 43. Then gut-checking them
    44. 44. The pieces of the puzzle.
    45. 45. Washing Machine Interfaces.
    46. 46. Mapping user pathways
    47. 47. Mapping possible interfaces. Pure Physical Focus Hybrid Pure Touch ScreenOrdinal: traditional UI Screen with physical buttons Screen with touch buttons grid Screen with knob carousel Screen with knob Cover flow bulls eye breadcrumbs
    48. 48. Can we make it simpler? 1 2 3 4 5
    49. 49. Then we play with it, in place.
    50. 50. The pieces of the puzzle.
    51. 51. Get some pieces into place
    52. 52. Then put them in context.
    53. 53. The pieces of the puzzle.
    54. 54. Things I talked about:
    55. 55. Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelity.Suspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat.
    56. 56. Thanks!Daniel Stillman@dastillman
    57. 57. Buttons cost moneyShare your toysMix up your fidelity.Suspension of disbeliefLather, rinse, repeat.

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