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The midterm will factor in 25% of your grade.
About Lesson

Learning Outcome 

This week we are going to start on the 4 steps design process. You will 

  • Explain how human-centered design could be used in solution development to create a lasting impact
  • Practice using human-centered design in creating the solution

4 step design process:

Step1: Requirements Gathering

Understanding the user and what her goals are.

What are the current practices

This step can also be thought of as understanding the “problem space”- what is hindering the completion of the task how can the task or process be improved

A whole host of techniques are presented that allow the designer to collect data about the user, her goals and current practices

Step 2: Design Alternatives

Once you understand the users, their goals, and their current practices (e.i., the problem space) you are able to take this data and develop various design options that will improve the user experience

Step 3: Protoyping

Techniques for modelling the novel designs before a final version is produced

Step 4: Evaluation

A set of techniques for ascertaining that your design meets the needs of the user


Source: Georgia Tech, User-Experience-Design, Cousera