I wanted to share my basic approach to any project I have the opportunity to work on. These steps are my guides to get to clearer understanding of the problem as well as the path to create the solution.
Expectations, Requirements, MVP, Timeframes, Goals, Measurable wins.
Become a child
Ask questions to understand the problem from, product owners, Stakeholders, Designers, Developers, Users.
I. Is this a new problem?
II. Who else has this problem in our field?
III. What resources do we already have that can solve this?
VI. What technology is needed?
V. What type of problem is it (Design, Usability)?
VI. What are our limitations? (Business Rules, Technology,
Users, Visibility, Screen Realestate time…etc.)
VII. What is the fastest way to solve, The easiest way to solve, and the perfect solution?
Show and Tell
(Wireframes, Visuals, Suggestions)
Test, Talk, find holes.
Add Findings and Fixes
Create Solid Solution
Develop, High Fidelity Mocks, Prototypes, Design Patterns
Observe use compare with expected results. Measure Results