After spending my time learning software, working with design teams, and broadening my array of skill-sets, I decided to challenge myself to put all this work to use. To do this, I decided to look around and distinguish the problems facing us in our day to day lives. Problems, be it tiny user interaction flaws or larger things we work around, can be solved by simple design solutions that may improve lives even in the tiniest of areas.
This is the approach I am using and will continue to use in this series:
- Determine the problem
- Investigate and analyze how users interact with ‘the problem’
- Concept multiple solutions
- Propose narrowed down list of final concepts with end-users affected by the problem, and receive feedback
- Refine ideas to the most effective, efficient concept with feedback from users.
- Present this final product using simple sketches and description.
In order to not limit myself by my tools or computer, I stuck to the most basic medium: paper and pencil. Hopefully, this initiative I am taking up will be the catalyst for me to put my design thinking skills to use, and I will analyze and resolve some user experience issues we all face in the world around us.