Lecture 2: Process + Context

‘Context of use and Context for use’

Part 1. process an overview.

The process maps invention to presentation; it includes error, metaphor, scenario, task, representation and graphic manipulation. The process of which starts usually with earnest sketch, post-it note etc as we identify and frame the problem. Diagrams, models and flowcharts are all useful in this process of early visualisation in identifying and designing the next step.




Onward the drawing board we need to put our designs in use. Part of this process includes placing a prototype in the hands of the people who will be using said interface, i.e context. Creating Personas are an authentic way to establish context and often help understand what they are doing and how they work. Writing scenarios to better understand their situation. Ethnography, surveys all contribute to suitable content in context to the developments of what, how and where it’s being used.

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