I mentioned in my previous project post that I had been finding this process quite tricky. It took about 5 versions to get to where I am now. I hope that the next time I do this I will be able to use what I have learnt in this project to be able to streamline my […]Read more "The Go Climbing Project: User Goals and Flows"
This session follows on from the two we had last week on information architecture and user flows. Navigation is the visual representation of these. It is the way you navigate through space both online and offline. It gives a map of ‘what you can do next’, it shows potential the user paths at each level. […]Read more "Week 6: Navigation"
Yesterday’s lesson was mostly practical but we started off with a bit of theory. First off we defined what a user flow is and their potential benefits. User flows map out versions of how people ‘go though’ your site, it is how they interact with a particular situation or artefact. User flows allow you to […]Read more "Week 5: User Flows"
We had some general feedback from our goal setting homework presented to us. A classmate had completed the task really well; she had lots of well structured goals that were specific in a positive way. The task lists were quite short, which gave me some pause for thought as the task lists for my meet up […]Read more "Week 5: Information Architecture"
First off, I learnt a new word! Our first learning objective for today’s lesson was to ‘explain usability heuristics’… Heuristic means any given approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical methodology not guaranteed to be optimal or perfect, but sufficient for the immediate goals. In the context of usability it means explaining: “when […]Read more "Week 4: Usability and User Testing"
After reviewing my research I have picked out three personas: I am focusing on social circle and knowledge, (not motivation) which means that I can narrow this down further: I am glad to see that I am able to include the more experienced climber in my project after all because of ‘run out of options’. […]Read more "The Go Climbing Project: Problem Statement & Project Brief"
We started the session with a quick look at the weeks homework – project briefs, Matt our course leader, gave some useful feedback. I quickly realised that I hadn’t quite hit the mark with my initial project brief by going too far in to the ‘solution zone’, I listed a mix of user goals and potential features in […]Read more "Week 4: Business Analysis and Product Management"