Using Action Method’s Circa Notebook i have started sketching activity.
Only the first one with a good details level (using always pencil and markers only), and other three versions just with content boxes positioning idea.
Well, the first sketch has to describe my first choices. How mechanisms have to be, best ux solutions and clarify every element function.
The others have only to display a different way to use same elements.
Obviously if I have a version with a new or completely different solution/element, i try to draw it with high details level.
Only with this material I’m going to have a second-round-interview with boss.
A sketch is fast, simple, enjoyable, shareable…. It’s what I need during this step :)
Today was the day to the interview with boss and pm to define priority (one and only one), objectives, scope and so on of the new interface. Not so easy cause, from the beginning, we decide to put as “main action” one and only one task for the user and only 3 secondary actions.
Less distraction is more conversion.
Once defined what was really important, most of points were clear for all and all the brief taked only 20 min
So now i have all what i need to proceed next step: visual sitemap.
First step it’s to compare competitor’s product to our.
Knowing what others players do will give me some case-history bases when I will interview my boss about new task.
The only tool I’m using at the moment it’s paper: surfing sites I’m taking down pro and cons about their solutions.
Actually no focus on particular element; only building a personal background of useful informations on our merchant sector.
Why not chapter one?
Well, it’s not the first real research phase, as many UX books describe.
First of all: planning.
Ok, it’s the moment to try to making real good UX principles.
How? Well, beginning slow, step by step…
I decided to keep a completely-UX-driven-approach/perspective to the next task at the startup i’m working for.
This could be a kind of logbook to try to analyze every step i’ll do, and try to document good or bad decisions/solutions.
Obviously i will not publish documents or any other private stuff; here is for the process, the flow, the steps to get project done. Critics and comments are welcome.
It’s a first try, let’s follow the IronMaskProject tag, so… stay tuned