Pen & paper tools for
getting from research to design IA Summit | April 8, 2010 | #penpapertools Kate Rutter firstname.lastname@example.org
A little about me… @katerutter
I’m a designer and strategist. Designing delightful experiences makes me tick. Making things visible and visual makes my heart sing. Adaptive Path Adaptive Path is a User Experience strategy and design consultancy. Our mission is to help companies make products and services that deliver great experiences that improve people’s lives.
What’s the whole point? To
create products & services that delight, that inspire and that improve the lives of the people who use them.
What made it work? Visual
approach activated a different way of working Pen & paper tools were accessible and fast Concepts hinged The insights carried directly to design from research implications into design
Why work visually? Pictures Visual
ideas communicate a Images help get through more complete groups move faster idea faster...together So that the resulting designs reﬂect real people and their needs.
Warm-up INSTRUCTIONS Make a nameplate.
1. On a piece of paper write your name in a way that communicates something about who you are. 2. Then make a sketch of some kind that says something about you. 3. Do it in 2 minutes.
the plaguing thought of... “but
I can’t draw” when you think instead, think I can’t draw I’ll try a little each day I don’t know how I’ll use text, but with more to start texture My stuff looks it’s like grammar, not art crappy
Let’s do an experiment You’ll
practice jotting items from a short clip of an interview, using pen paper tools. Try to capture the emotional energy along with key messages.
Activity INSTRUCTIONS I love to
come home after a long day. When I get here, it just feels like this is the place I can Jot what you observe. hide from the world, or recover, 1. Read this quote from a user or just be alone. It's all my stuff interview. and everything is where I want it. It's like a nest. Well, 2. As you read, jot any significant sometimes it’s a nest. But ideas or themes that you observe. sometimes it's more like a 3. Jot one observation per project. There's always piece of paper. something that needs to be 4. Do it in 2 minutes. done.
Activity INSTRUCTIONS Let’s jot an
audio transcript. 1. Now, listen to this three-minute transcript. 2. As you listen, jot what you hear. 3. Use line weight, color, and imagery to distinguish the big themes from the smaller ideas. 4. Do it in 5 minutes.
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GETTING THE GOODS email@example.com www.adaptivepath.com
@katerutter www.intelleto.com The slides will be on intelleto.com and slideshare in the near future... Credits to Leah Buley and Rachel Hinman for collaborating on this material and to the Adaptive Path folks who shared their project work.