Wed 30.7 – Final Day

Last day of work. Today we will make final testing for the demo, finish up project, updating blogs and finalising posters.

Presentation, Thursday 31.7

Prepare for presenting your demo in the morning.

Things that you can show and tell about:

  • Where it all started, how did you came up with the idea
  • Your design process – personas, scenarios, use cases and user stories/use cases.
    • What changed during the way?
    • Did your prototype matched the original scenarios and user stories/use cases.
  • Paper prototypes
    • What did you found out during paper prototype testing?
    • If you didn’t do testing, what would you test? Which part of the design is the most unclear?
  • Demo – show your prototype in practice
  • Recap
    • What would you add  to or change in your solution?
    • How would you develop it further?
    • What approaches you did not use? What approaches were the most helpful for you?

For presentation use your poster, blog and the demo.

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Tue 29.7 – UI, Logo and Poster Design

Reminder

In the next two days:

  1. Create a basic medium-fidelity prototype, test it, make needed changes. Deadline 31.7, 10:00.
  2. Create a project logo and a poster. Deadline 30.7, 13:00. 

Today we are going to start with graphic design part of our course and create a logo for your application as well as poster for upcoming presentation of the projects, which will take place on Thursday, 31st of July.

Poster specs

  • Size: A3, portrait or landscape 29,7 x 42,0 cm
  • 3mm bleeds
  • Ideas for the content (use some or all):
    • Project name
    • Project logo
    • Prototype screenshot
    • Main concept / idea
      • What problem were you solving?
      • What were the goals?
      • Main problems and solutions
    •  Team
      • Who did what
      • (Photos)
    • Roadmap
      • What did you during the workshop?
      • What approaches (e.g. persona) did you used?
    • Photos from the process (e.g. usability testing)

Lectures

 

Those two things will also help to decide on colour palette and graphical style of your future application’s User Interface. Logo presentation can be found here:

And here goes graphic design presentation:

Mon 28.7 – Medium Fidelity Prototyping

During upcoming days:

  • Create a paper prototype and run 2-3 tests
  • Start with a medium fidelity prototype (choose any suitable tool)
  • Run a corridor test wit 2-3 participants
  • Make needed corrections
  • Design: create a logo and a “PR” poster for your application
    • We will be printing them on Wednesday evening
  • Be prepared to present your demo, poster and blog on Thursday

Demos

username: valeria@sokeri.org

password: course name

http://ixdworks.protoshare.com/

https://prototyper.appgyver.com/


 

http://proto.io/

https://codiqa.com/demo / https://codiqa.com/promo/free

Fri 25.7 – Testing paper prototypes

Friday’s topic: testing paper prototypes.

We will look into scripted usability test approach, see some examples and conduct usability tests on your paper prototypes.

Testing paper prototypes

Steve Krug’s Script

http://www.indiana.edu/~audioweb/T284/krug_questions.html

Usability test example

For the future

Testing high fidelity prototypes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QckIzHC99Xc (Home page tour 6:00, first task 8:10)

Monday 21.7.2014 – Idea Day

Room A-447 (round room in Astra building).

To do

Today we will hear your ideas, select and merge few of them and assemble 2-3 teams. Goal: by the end of the session, we will have two-three clear problem setting and a general idea for a workshop project.

Daria will introduce Edvard De Bono‘s “six hats” approach that works as an aid for brainstorming, certain type of thinking and decision making.

hats

 

  • Idea pitching: explain briefly your thoughts
  • Rearranging ideas, finding similarities, merging
  • Forming teams – try to find a good skill balance for your team
  • Brainstorming
  • Opening a team blog (TumblrWordPressBloggerSquarespace…) – 1 blog per team
  • Outlining problem setting in a new post

Please add a link to your blog’s address to this post.

 Supportive questions

  • How the problem currently occurs?
  • What happens now, precisely?
    • How?
    • When?
    • Why?
    • In what environment/context?
  • Do you think other people have experienced this same thing?
    • How this problem make people feel?
    • How would they g0 about it?
    • Is there a workaround?
  • If there is some sort of solution…
    • what is annoying, irritating, bad… in it?
  • If money and technology would not be a problem, what would be an ideal solution?

Monday 21.7 – Ideas

Homework / Fri 18.7

Think of a general, “raw” problem(s) that you can relate to and that you would like to work on during this course.

Be ready to verbally pitch-describe it/them on Monday (1 min).

Why are we doing this?

  1. We will discuss and frame these problems together.
  2. Some of the problems will be selected for workshop’s team work.
  3. Teams will create a prototype of a digital solution for the selected and refined problem.

Supporting questions

Few questions to help you to outline a problem statement/an idea. You do not need to answer all of these questions or come up with a solution yet

  • How the problem currently occurs?
  • What happens now, precisely?
    • How?
    • When?
    • Why?
    • In what environment/context?
  • Do you think other people have experienced this same thing?
    • How this problem make people feel?
    • How would they go about it?
    • Is there a workaround?
  • If there is some sort of solution…
    • what is annoying, irritating, bad… in it?
  • If money and technology would not be a problem, what would be an ideal solution?

Example

“I often find myself frustrated about what to do with my car; I have no idea when to take it to repairment or where it could be done fast enough… etc.”

Welcome to TSS 2014/Experimental Interaction Design

Lectures

FRI 18.7.2014 Schedule

Meeting point

TSS 2014 registration desk at 10:00. We will start our workshop in the room Astra-428.

  • 10.00
    • Meeting at TSS registration desk
  • 10.15
    • Introduction
    • Vladimir Tomberg’s lecture “Design for all”
  • 11.30
    • Ilya Shmorgun and Daria Tokranova present “Touch for exchange” in university’s library
  • Break
  • 11:45 – 13:00
    • Roger Puks shows a demo solution for getting class room information
    • Valeria Gasik talks about interaction design works
    • Roger discusses technological trends
    • Workshop info and “homework”