Trained academically as a computer science student, I was used to/still sometimes evaluate feasibility too early. When a solution appears, my mind starts asking “is this feasible” very quickly. That’s the downside of having an engineering mindset: you may run “feasibility evaluations” for your design solutions your head too early, rather than putting all the solution options onto the table, and waiting for your engineering partners’ expertise. This resulted in eliminating certain solutions prematurely. When you care about “what is feasible” too much too early, you stop going an extra mile to add a level of star experience for your users.
Sketchnotes and thoughts from a talk on JTBD framework.
In the event Design User Experience Driven by AI, Paul Lambert (Product Manager) and Annika Crowley (Interaction Designer) from Google gave us great talks on how Gmail designed the Smart Compose feature, and five strategies to create great user experience with AI (see sketchnotes).
When prototyping, always try wackier/quirkier stuff first. The deeper you get into a project, the more conservative it tends to get. Stranger ideas are more at home earlier in the process. Jason Fried
This is the third year in a row that I hosted a craft event in my company, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. We had such a fun time!
Quick thoughts about the book. First book sketchnotes I’ve ever done.
Here’s a presentation I gave to my coworkers in a brown bag session. It’s a while ago, but still holds true. My goal was to help all of us better understand accessibility, its impact for users as well as how we could better build our software for users who have disabilities.
Behzod shared a 4-step research framework on how to decide on what/how to research: DECISION -> EVIDENCE -> DATA -> APPROACH.
Out of all the different types of card sorting I’ve learned, this modified Delphi card sorting method is the most interesting one.
As designers, our intuition and judgement take a big part when it comes to evaluating our own design ideas.
Sometimes, I kill ideas when they’re still in my head.
The problem with that is several fold.