Join Billy Hollis for an in-depth discussion in this video The shapes exercise, part of UX Design for Developers.
- [Instructor] Back at the beginning of the course…I suggested that you sketch the most important page…or screen in your current application.…Now it's time to re-imagine and redesign that screen.…Think of it as doing a stand alone storyboard.…Use blank paper and pencil to do it.…But here's the twist.…As a constraint your new re-imagined design…must contain a curved shape as an important part.…Not just as an icon on a button…even a passing glance at your new design…should be enough to see the curved shape.…
You should work on this exercise at least 15 minutes.…If you find one design before then…put it aside and do another.…To get your shape start by thinking up a random number…from one to six.…I've got a slide with six shapes coming up…and you can then pick out your shape using your number.…You can rotate the shape any way you need…to work in your design.…You can even make minor modifications to the shape…as long as it's still recognizably similar…to the original shape.…This exercise often feels strange to non-designers…
- 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 Intermediate
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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