Bringing whimsy to the design process

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Looking for ways to engage my quirky client who found it difficult to get involved in the grit of interaction design. Usual suspects, reams of A3, coloured pencils and quick sketches were encouraging, but one flippant comment set the tone for future design sessions. Fuzzy felt. Felt personas, shiny interaction buttons and Silverlight sequins.

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Bringing whimsy to the design process

  1. 1. Bringing whimsy to the design process …
  2. 2. Once upon a time… <ul><li>Nameless BIG company </li></ul><ul><li>New Intranet home page project </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint 2010 – out of the box </li></ul><ul><li>Agile development </li></ul><ul><li>40,000 Employees </li></ul><ul><li>28,000 unique user hits a day </li></ul>
  3. 3. This versus That <ul><li>Tools and Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation and Engagement </li></ul>
  4. 4. Please don’t make me  
  5. 5. The Usual Suspects <ul><li>User interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Card sort </li></ul><ul><li>Storyboarding </li></ul><ul><li>Sketching </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Unusual Suspects Ooohhhhh there’s a thought ….. goggle eyes, sequins, felt in the colour palette, buttons …
  7. 7. This is Fuzzy Felt
  8. 8. Engage Right brain…
  9. 9. The deliverable
  10. 10. The other deliverable
  11. 11. Nah you don’t <ul><li>One word….. </li></ul><ul><li>Trademark ™ </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for listening <ul><li>I am Deb Cox </li></ul><ul><li>25+ years of making a living from all things information </li></ul><ul><li>@happycreative > IA,UX and a closet Knowledge Manager. Reader, writer, booktart, photographer, seamstress, and wannabe artist. </li></ul>

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