#1: Conduct upfront user research
Upfront user research will help you better understand
your users’ needs.
Research will help you make informed design
decisions; you may also uncover fascinating app
Methods to consider:
Shadowing, Field Interviews, Diary Studies
#2: Brainstorm & sketch like mad
Explore a wide variety of design directions early
Read Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for the
iPhone, but try to see beyond the basic
Learn what’s possible with the iPhone technology
and consider ways it can benefit the user
#3: Refine & Test Promising Directions
Usability testing your concepts will help uncover
issues related to setup, flows, terminology & more.
- Paper prototypes
- Screenshot based prototype on the iPhone
- Interactive prototype on the iPhone
Thank you & good luck!
Also thanks to Michelle Reamy for her user
research work in NY: