Design Studio Methodology: A quick why and how

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A quick description of the Design Studio methodology and why you'd use it. Details on how I implement the details. This was a 10 minute talk at UX Australia 2012.

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  • What Used at ANY stage
  • Generate: Quantity over quality. Present: Share ideas, rationale Refine: Quality. Remove infeasible solutions or featuresREPEAT
  • FAST: Time boxedFLEXIBLE:AGILEPart individual part group
  • MY version! Variety of people: Designers, Devs, Prod owners, Bas, CLIENT, etc.
  • Generate: Quantity over quality. Individuals Thick pens, small windows = physical constraint Roughly 5 min
  • Present: Share ideas, rationale, how meet goals/research Refine: Quality. Remove infeasible solutions or featuresMark up sketch
  • Thin pen, larger window = more detail Use ideas from other people, plus new ideas Preset Refine again
  • Design Studio Methodology: A quick why and how

    1. 1. Design Studio Methodology A quick why and how @danielnaumann
    2. 2. What? • An iterative method of solving a problem using group reviewVision Requirements Detailed design Project lifespan Feature lists Screen flows
    3. 3. OverviewGenerate Present Refine Generate Pres
    4. 4. Why?• Fast• Flexible• Idea cross-pollination without “group think”• Diverse backgrounds• Team and client buy-in
    5. 5. First you’ll need…• Mixture of people (2-6)• Get everyone on the same page • Present goals, user research, competitor reviews, etc.• Lots of Sharpies and paper templates
    6. 6. Round 1: Generate 5 min
    7. 7. Round 1: Present & Refine 3min
    8. 8. Round 2: Repeat 5 min
    9. 9. A start, not end• Now you can • Repeat • Refine • Pull out requirements • Create functional story cards • Prototype • Code • User test
    10. 10. References• Todd ZakiWarfel • Prototyping : A Practicioner’s Guide (Rosenfield Media, 2009) • 30min recording - http://aarronwalter.com/2012/05/22/todd- zaki-warfel-on-design-studio-methodology/• Will Evans • http://uxmag.com/articles/introduction-to- design-studio-methodology
    11. 11. Shameless plug Brisbane UXers:4impact would like to meet you http://4impact.com.au/ dnaumann@4impact.com.au

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