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General Assembly UXDi

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Theory on information architecture, business analysis, site maps, navigation, design and layout. Covering best practice, key players and principles. 2nd Brief in for an online e-commerce experience, website. Card sort, personas, user journeys, wireframes and presentation – two week turnaround. I went with Bootstrap framework and did the wireframes in omnigraffle.

Busy week, more to come.

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Wrap Up

Thoughts on designing for mobile devices

Mobile devices are largely regarded as being a lean-back medium. One in which you can’t expect users to perform difficult actions or expect they will engage in a high level of interactivity while using a mobile device, particularly if that device is a phone.

When designing for mobile functionality of your application needs to be simple and accessible. Providing interactivity in a simple way you will generate far more user engagement and create a more usable and viable product.

Every step of the journey is important and needs to be thoughtfully considered. Poorly thought UX and user journey creates a design which raises more questions than it solves.

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Pitch and Present

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Pitch day.

Pitch went well. Based on user feedback App received an overhaul the night before, resulting in a happy user and better user experience. Considering this was a 2.5 day project including presentation I was extremely happy with the end result and the learning objectives.

Presentation PDF

App demo (lo fidelity pop app prototype) – https://popapp.in

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Refine

Refinement and prototype day, continuing on with

  • User interview, stage 2
  • Map behaviours
  • Map user flow
  • Wire framing
  • Initial sketches – low fidelity

Night

  • Refine user flow
  • Refine sketches – low fidelity

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Day03

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Discover

Day2

Day 2 – Discover a problem, discover the journey, plot user flow, wireframe it, iterate the problem, visualise it in extremely low fidelity. Boom!

The problem: Juan forgets to take/purchase his medication/vitamins and would like an app to control both reminders and re-purchasing.

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UX Reboot – D1

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This blog will be having a reboot to highlight my journey through UXi at GA, Sydney.

First day was pretty heavy on UX theory, but thoroughly interesting. I cant wait to get sketching and prototyping my first agile course project tomorrow, for a Friday delivery.

Here is sketchy template I created – iPhone 5 with grid iphone-5-grid

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