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Sketching & Prototyping UX (starting with stories)

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This is the sketching/prototyping portion of a lean UX design bootcamp @500startups, it's evolved for each batch. The workshop has been a part of the 500startups UX bootcamp on 2/4/2011, 6/4/2011 and 10/21/2011. It's constantly evolving for each batch, working with batches #000 + #001, and now #002 so far!

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Sketching & Prototyping UX (starting with stories)

  1. 1. 500 Startups Lean UX Design Bootcamp Sketching& Prototyping UX (starting with stories) @karldotter hashtag #sketchux
  2. 2. Thinking → Making
  3. 3. Tangible → Clarifies
  4. 4. Quick inexpensive disposable
  5. 5. Where do you start?
  6. 6. I’ll tell you a story about comics
  7. 7. making comics forshelternetwork.org
  8. 8. sketch scenarios fast.speed kills the censor.
  9. 9. identify actions,emotions, behavior
  10. 10. Remember yourpersona and POVs?
  11. 11. These are the POVsPoint of View: [Insert User...(descriptive)] + Needs List of[Insert Needs...(verb)] + Because + [Insert Insight...(compelling & surprising)] hypotheses: • “Tell me about the last time you...” When you go through the interview check o • “Tell me about an experience you’ve had with...” if you validated any assumptions • “How did you feel when ____ happened?” • “What were you feeling at that moment?” • “Really, can you tell me why that matters? • “Say more about that...I see... Do you know why you think that? • “Okay. And that is important because...”
  12. 12. Add context Ability cheap, fast, simple usability Triggers hope, fear,use pleasure, pain user goal context
  13. 13. where is your persona?
  14. 14. Grab paper & pen
  15. 15. collect your thoughts Use Themed Release users context Features (goals/needs)
  16. 16. Scribble your storyFriday, October 21, 11
  17. 17. Just a few lines is all it takesFriday, October 21, 11
  18. 18. What are the emotions?Friday, October 21, 11
  19. 19. UX Challenge, Your Turn (20min)• Sketch out your POV in context, get at goals, needs, uses• what are the riskiest scenarios to draw?• High frequency moments: actions, emotions, behavior
  20. 20. Actions + emotions + behavior + context, before a ui proto.
  21. 21. Examples and Stories ShopWell Dojo The Designer FundFriday, October 21, 11
  22. 22. At ShopWell we... tested with Paper prototypesFriday, October 21, 11
  23. 23. At Dojo we... communicate with comicsFriday, October 21, 11
  24. 24. Identify the storyFriday, October 21, 11
  25. 25. Thumbnail it outFriday, October 21, 11
  26. 26. Reduce the panelsFriday, October 21, 11
  27. 27. Test a rough mockFriday, October 21, 11
  28. 28. Use your story to explain your productFriday, October 21, 11
  29. 29. With The Designer Fund we... started with sketches.Friday, October 21, 11
  30. 30. We sketched the ecosystem we wanted to build.Friday, October 21, 11
  31. 31. Make a new sketch... Bring these guys back.What would a sketched screen look like to achieve your scenario?
  32. 32. Challenge!• Pick a scenario from your sketches• Build those as ui/screens so anyone here can try it out.• You have 20 minutes.
  33. 33. Paper Prototyping• Build your solution with paper, markers, post-its and tape• “Paper” == whatever is easiest for you
  34. 34. Paper Prototyping• Fast, easy and cheap way to test your hypotheses• Uncover usability problems and hidden complexity before writing any code
  35. 35. Example!
  36. 36. Keep in mind• Build your prototype to test your hypotheses.• How will you measure success?• Have a scenario and questions ready for your testers.
  37. 37. Challenge!• Build the screens you just sketched so anyone here can try it out.• You have 20 minutes.
  38. 38. Resources: See What I mean: How to use comics to communicate ideas by Kevin Cheng http://rosenfeldmedia.com/ books/comics/ Making Comics by Scott McCloud http://scottmccloud.com/Friday, October 21, 11
  39. 39. Sketching & Prototyping UX now, how will you test further?... @karldotter hashtag #sketchux Thank you 500startups #000 + #001 monsters, Enrique Allen,Rick Boardman, Miche Capone,Thomas Both, Laura Klein & Janice Fraser + more!

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