3 – User Research: Questionnaire

Conduct at least one form of user research to gather data about your user group(s). Introduction A questionnaire is a simple tool for gathering information. It typically consists of a set of questions used to assess a participant’s opinions, attitudes, preferences and characteristics on a given topic. As a research method, a sample of the wider audience is used. The Read more about 3 – User Research: Questionnaire[…]

2 – Empathy Map & Proto Persona

The aim of the project is to … conduct research to gain insight and empathy Introduction As part of researching persona development and gathering an understanding of what strategy we needed to apply, Empathy Maps were repeatedly mentioned as being very useful at the beginning of the design process. Empathy maps shed light on which problems to solve, and Read more about 2 – Empathy Map & Proto Persona[…]

1.1 – Problem Identification: Heuristic Evaluation

An appropriate rationale (must be) provided for the problem chosen. The justification should go beyond ‘scratching you own itch’. Validate that this is a real problem/need. Introduction The previous post detailed how www.irishwrecksonline.net was chosen as our most likely project “problem”. The next step was to conduct a heuristic evaluation to find the usability problems in the UI design, to further support the selection Read more about 1.1 – Problem Identification: Heuristic Evaluation[…]

1 – Problem Identification

Students will be required to identify a problem in an existing interface or choose an activity which has not yet been addressed by an app, website, etc. Brainstorming As a group, our first task was to identify the problem that would form the basis of this project.  Via our chosen method of communication, Slack, we brainstormed a number Read more about 1 – Problem Identification[…]

The Assignment

Project Context, Background and Aim The project requires students, working in groups, to conduct a human-centered design project. Students will be required to identify a problem in an existing interface or choose an activity which has not yet been addressed by an app, website, etc. Students will carry out research to gain an understanding of the human and Read more about The Assignment[…]