The Design Process
Things that I usually use and do when I participate on a project
by Monica Messaggi Kaya (June 2013)
Meeting with people
project manager / other developer
Interactions and Iteractions
present > fix/suggest/interrupt > develop > test
"Lather, rinse, repeat"
and all that "designer talk"
(whole, part, detail)
copy & paste
"foundation first" approach
(on existing or previous project designs)
User testing / Usability / Accessibility
What? colour, font, labels, images, content, layout, steps, screen sizes or devices, OSs, browsers (Browserstack, Zurb apps) - "quick wins"
When? ideally often and early
Who? colleagues, project managers, users, ARACU
Why? catch possible problems, discover use of feature, identify compatible devices/browsers, make it a good experience
"Stairway to Heaven"
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
The design process has a flow but doesn't need to have all steps
We all have blocks (designer or developer)
Use the tool you are comfortable with,
but try to use the "right tool for the task"
Test, even with just 3-5 people
(note to self!!!)