The Complete Guide to the Product Design Process

by Brad Soroka. First appeared on the Digital Telepathy Blog.

Working at a UX studio is an exciting, rewarding, and challenging job. Not only do we have to become subject matter experts in the field of UX, we have to become problem-solvers in the industries for which we are building products. Building those products involves a lot of people, quickly becoming an immensely collaborative process that includes designers, developers, product owners, strategists, stakeholders, and most importantly, users. At Digital Telepathy, we work with enterprises in the technology, cloud-management, cyber-security, and communications fields. This stuff gets complex real fast.

We’ve refined our process with a methodical set of tools that apply to any industry, making the job less daunting, more scientific, more collaborative, and lots of fun. The techniques that follow are pretty close to a sequence of linear exercises, but any one of these tools can be used at different points in the design process. Consider this a toolkit to pull from; a set of methods to give you the confidence and know-how to go out and build something amazing.

This is a list post. We’ll give you a brief summary of what each tool is and why it’s useful, an example of each, and we’ll include relevant links and resources for deeper learning.

This is a long post. But an awesome reference guide! You don’t have to read this in order, feel free to bounce around and discover what might help you at the moment. So before you start scrolling, here’s a taste of what we’ll cover:

  • Defining Product Vision
  • Research and Validation
  • Understanding Design Systems
  • Rapid Ideation
  • Understanding Users and Relationships
  • Preparing to Design
  • Design and Build

Okay, here we go!

Read the rest at the Digital Telepathy Blog.

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