Personal Design Sprint II: Food Tracking

Applying the design sprint approach to a side project.

Francis Cortez
Aug 3, 2014 · 15 min read

About my first sprint

https://twitter.com/jakek/status/485637344150564864
https://twitter.com/smashingmag/status/486809245485375488

I’ll be prototyping a native mobile app

I’ll be using Keynote


1. Understand

Let’s take a look at how I currently track food and how existing solutions tackle the same problem.

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Why do I need this?

How do I currently track things?

What problems am I trying to solve?

Success metrics

Lightning demos of existing solutions

Lightning demo: MyFitnessPal

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Lightning demo: Macros (by Fitocracy)

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This particular combination should force uninstall the app.

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User stories

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Sketching out the user stories. Boxes and arrows.

2. Diverge

Put that laptop away, it’s time to sketch.

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Adding items: mind map

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Adding items: crazy 8s

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Adding items: storyboard

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Refine item: mind map

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Refine item: crazy 8s

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Refine item: storyboard

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3. Decide

Assumptions, conflicts, and a detailed storyboard that acts as a spec for building the prototype.

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Assumptions

Conflicts

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Setting intervals in Bit Timer. www.bittimerapp.com

Detailed user story: adding items

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Muji has a great notebook for storyboarding things that’s somehow only two bucks: http://www.muji.us/store/stationery/notebooks/recycled-paper-magazine-notebook-mini.html

Detailed user story: refining items

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4. Prototype

My first dive into Keynote for prototyping.

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Fake it Till You Make it

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Keynote prototype: adding items

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Adding items

Keynote prototype: refining items

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Refining items


5. Validate

What works? What doesn’t?

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I partially lost my mind trying to get the exposure and focus correct on this.

Key questions and answers

Happiness


Closing notes

Resources

Google Ventures Library

My first personal design sprint

Others