Product Design Sprint the Designstaff Way

After finishing all the assessment activities at the end of the academic year, I made a fresh start on my Inclusive Design project, working on the interface using a design process developed by Google’s Designstaff.

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Storify

Two weeks ago, we had a workshop by Berke Atasoy, about his co-creation tool named Storify. It is a really nice technique that takes you through a user-inspired ideation process. For most professional designers and design firms, the steps may be obvious, but I like it because it de-mystifies the design process and allows non-designer participants. Plus it provides you with really nice, inspiring stories! Continue reading

A LightScribe Story

Imagine you are a 15-year-old boy and bored to no end.¬†Finally, the school bell rings and you are done for the day.¬†Usually, you would hang out in the nearby park with friends, doing nothing really. But ever since some of your friends introduced you to it, you are often using the LightScribe app, like today. When you see your friends, you all whip out your smartphones and start the app. The app sees all available LightScribers in a nearby radius, so you can easily select your friends’ group from the list. With some laughs and jokes, the best location is picked. Perhaps when it gets darker outside, you will move to the park, but for now, the decision falls to the bike shed.

The app picks one random cell to be the ‘photographer’. The other participating smartphones are designated ‘light sources’. You are picked to be one of the light sources, and the screen of your cell Continue reading

Introduction video: Hanging around

Just some combined possibilities for spending a free evening or weekend…

Are there things you recognise? What do you do once you are done with school for the day?

Scenario of Light Scribing User Experience

A quick and dirty scenario of the actions a user could perform using the proposed concept. The central question remains: Why would teenagers want to do Light Scribing?