The 4I's Of Design.

design research

design inspiration

design ideation

design implementation

prototyping

design methods

design principles

design resources

For the best possible solution, we need to work in iterations start with the inspiration [research] and ends with an iteration [which contains the product validation and The loop wrap-up]. The idea is “To solve any problem, you need to understand it, brainstorming solutions ideas, build the best solution, and test it with the aim of developing a better version”.

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We aim to understand the real reasons behind the problem. not the visible one, in-depth, we need to understand the reasons stand behind any problem we study. even if it looks very simple, may there is a great design opportunity stands behind it...

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ideation stage is very important not only to produce ideas and concepts but also to understand the connections between all the information you have. You are connecting dots from the past [research, experiences are the past] and it shapes the future [ideation will shape it]...

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Wow, our journey is almost finished. Here we already have the ideas and basic concepts, but we need to figure out the best possible quality based on the time and the circles of feedback and how we are going to run the validation sessions and with whom...

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Your experience will not deliver the right solution, and if it did, that means you did not measure/test the experience accurate or right way. Many of new technologies and unusual ideas might be less usable from UX Principles point of view however, in many ca...

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Methodologies

The User-centered design (UCD) process outlines the phases throughout a design and development life-cycle all while focusing on gaining a deep understanding of who will be using the product. The international standard 13407  is the basis for many U...

The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking...

Participatory design (originally co-operative design, now often co-design) is an approach to design attempting to actively involve all stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end users) in the design process to help ensure the re...

Human-centered design (HCD) is a design and management framework that develops solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. Human involvement typically takes place in observing the problem with...

The design-thinking ideology asserts that a hands-on, user-centric approach to problem-solving can lead to innovation, and innovation can lead to differentiation and a competitive advantage. This hands-on, user-centric approach is defined by the desi...

Lean UX is focused on the experience under design and is less focused on deliverables than traditional UX. It requires a greater level of collaboration with the entire team. The core objective is to focus on obtaining feedback as early as possible so...

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Methods

Research through Design is a term that is used primarily in academic work in the design communities, especially in interaction design and HCI, but it shares more than is usually discussed with other arts and engineering disciplines and with design pr...

A cognitive map (sometimes called a mental map or mental model) is a type of mental representation which serves an individual to acquire, code, store, recall, and decode information about the relative locations and attributes of phenomena in their ev...

Gauging first-impression emotional responses to product and service designs This explores the affective response that different designs elicit from people based on first impressions. Using index cards with positive, neutral, and negative ad...

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. What we care about - as designers: This process provides a gateway for your organization to become invest...

Scenarios describe the stories and context behind why a specific user or user group comes to your site.  They note the goals and questions to be achieved and sometimes define the possibilities of how the user(s) can achieve them on the site. A ...

Concept maps are graphical tools for organizing and representing knowledge. They include concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes of some type, and relationships between concepts indicated by a connecting line linking two concepts. A visua...

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Principles

 The usability of a system is improved when its status and methods of use are clearly visible. The more visible functions are, the more likely users will be able to know what to do next. Incontrast, when functions are "out of sight," it makes the...

Objects and environments should be designed to be usable, without modification, by as many people as possible. The principle of accessibility asserts that designs should be usable by people of diverse abilities, without special adaptation or modific...

The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested t...

Dieter Rams, is a German industrial designer and retired academic closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the functionalist school of industrial design. According to Dieter Rams, good design: Is innovative Makes...

Elements that move in the same direction are perceived to be more related than elements that move in different directions or are stationary. Perceptual organization of movement. In perception: Gestalt principles. One Gestalt principle, that of commo...

Anthropomorphic forms are appealing when they are dissimilar or identical to humans, but unappealing when they are very similar to humans. Anthropomorphic forms are generally appealing to humans. However, when a form is very close but not identical ...

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Resources

Hooked template, was represented through the Hooked book, and it helps us to find ways to Build Habit-Forming Products. A hook has four parts: Trigger: External & Internal. Need to shift from external to internal triggers over time. ...

The Fogg Behavior Model shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation, Ability, and Trigger. When a behavior does not occur, at least one of those three elements is missing. [caption id="attachment_...

Interaction personas focus instead on the touchpoints and the user’s mental state and the context in these specific moments, pinpointing crucial elements that could help to improve the product. It’s a very effective way to explore the possibil...

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