Friday September 14 - Needs Analysis

  • Status Check: You have collected inspirational designs, you have identified people to talk to about your project, you will have data. You can do numerous things to synthesize it
  • Review: For your Needs Analysis assignment, you may want to consider creating some of the following artifacts (decide upon which are useful for your team):
    • Design Tools: personas, concept models, goals, task decompositions, lexicons, experience maps
    • Contextual Inquiry Models: flow models, sequence models, artifact models, physical models, cultural models
    • Charting a Path Forward: affinity diagramming, card sorting, selection matrices
  • Review: checklist for this phase: Needs Analysis Checklist
  • Sporks: prepare reading kickoff for next Monday, Sept 17