Join Billy Hollis for an in-depth discussion in this video Embracing constraints for multiple design solutions, part of UX Design for Developers.
- [Instructor] I admit that when you first start committing…to the strategy of multiple design ideas,…you may find it hard to come up with them.…Some developers are particularly susceptible…to what I call, solution lock.…If they see one way to approach a problem,…their mind locks in on it and they can't see alternatives.…But it gets better with experience and practice.…To help get through the initial tough period,…an interesting technique…is to force a constraint on yourself.…The easiest constraint is to just pretend…that the first idea has already been rejected.…
Pretend that the users didn't like it…or perhaps some lawyers said you couldn't use it.…What then would be an alternative?…But I have other constraints that I've suggested…to developers.…After finding a number of them,…I developed a little card game that serves…to introduce creativity stimulating constraints…into ideation.…The course resources will have a document with the cards.…They are made to be printed on business card stock.…You can separate the cards and shuffle them like…
- What a well-designed app looks like
- Leveraging cognitive design principles
- Decluttering crowded screens
- Understanding your users' needs
- Recording and analyzing user observations
- Storyboarding your ideas
- Helpful techniques for the design process
- Dealing with conflict in design evaluation
Skill Level Beginner
UX Foundations: Interaction Designwith David Hogue3h 33m Appropriate for all
How this course will work1m 38s
1. Why UX Design Is Important
2. What Makes a Design Good or Bad?
3. Understanding Users and Their Needs
4. Ideation: Finding, Refining, and Culling Design Ideas
5. Helpful Concepts and Techniques for the Design Process
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