Today I provided an introduction and overview to the next big step in the user-centered design process: Conceptual Design. It involves brainstorming, sketching, wireframing, prototyping, user testing, and finalizing the information architecture.
You can refer to the same slides about the design process I used earlier in the semester.
We discussed some of the things you need to learn in this next step and that we will cover in the coming weeks:
- the tools of the trade (wireframes, prototypes, evaluation, etc.) – see plugin wirify
- Visual design principles
- Usability principles
Then, we had alumnus Aaron VanSchyndel (Aaron on twitter) talk to us for about 25 minutes. He gave a lot of interesting advice and I would like to ask you to help out and put your notes in the comments. What did Aaron say? What did you take away from what he said? What did you think about what he said?
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