- Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
- Ph.D. project (I was primary designer)
Problem: We needed a way to capture data about the devices people own that is clear and easy to use. We also needed to find a way to do it in an automated way to collect a massive amount of data related to it.
- Using affinity diagramming, participants mapped their device ecologies with post-it notes and a whiteboard
- Concept generation and sketching to explore representations for digital, automated system
- Paper prototype of the agreed upon best idea informally tested with participants
- Flash prototype with improvements from past test with formal usability test
Solution: We created a digital, Flash-based prototype based on a metaphor of pinning things to a corkboard. There were plans for a system for displaying the collected data, but it was not completed.
This is a shot of the digital prototype. A version that does not record data still is available.
Outcomes: The data recording portion of the prototype was completed. It never was deployed, but it is ready for that purpose.
Dates of Project: Jan 2008-Mar 2012
UX Methods Used: Affinity Diagramming, Sketching, Paper Prototyping, Flash Prototyping
My Roles: Research, Writing, Artistry, Programming, Design