What understandable, holistic resources exist for entry-level interaction designers?






Role
Design and Writing
Timeline
4 weeks 





Overview


Throughout my work, I’ve found how integral and important being consistent in my process is; each step of my process lends itself to better insights, idea generation, prototyping, and more. During my Creative Residency, I wanted that process; a process I find to be helpful, insightful, and meaningful; to be open and accessible to those interested in getting started in UX design.

This notebook gives new interaction designers tricks, tips, and tools for honing their human-centered UX process. They have been given out at my talks and events (including Adobe MAX and Seattle Interactive conference).



Content





Sample of Content


Each of the ten pages has a step of my design process, starting with secondary research and ending with high-fidelity prototyping, with quick tips and tricks for each section. The idea here is to generate questions and thoughts for the designer to consider at every stage of the process, while giving them open notebook space to ideate, draw, and write.

Below is a short teaser of the content found in the books.

Secondary Research
First thing’s first: define your space!  Find a space you’re passionate about learning more about, and do a little digging: what’s already out there? What solutions have already been done, and how have people received those solutions? What’s missing? Dig deeper than you think you need to- there’s always more to find out.

Tips for Secondary Research:
- Trust your sources you know are credible. Consider how you already know if these sources are credible. If you’re not sure, how can you figure it out?
- Consider how your biases might affect what your search queries look like. How can you use language that is open-ended in search queries?