Starting with ‘Design’. #2 Untitled.v1

In the previous part( #1 Untitled.v1) of starting with design I talked about how I came up with idea of Untitled and what was the process of coming up with the my current low- fidelity prototype.

The reason I started with a low-fidelity prototype is well to begin with, it is to create. It primarily focuses on the overall flow of the design without worrying about how things should look like. Paper prototyping is also easy to modify.

In this edition, I am going to talk about the prototype’s design flow. I started experimenting with SAP Build last year. SAP Build is an amazing tool for anyone trying to make an application. It provides its users to test how their low-fidelity prototype would work like. It adds hotspots for making your design interactive.Additionally, it also allows users to make high-fidelity prototype and create user studies asking for others feedbacks.

https://sapcsr.build.me/prototype-editors/api/public/v1/snapshots/27ac22664c9270700f4c62ad/artifacts/latest/index.html#/1

Above, is the link to my low-fidelity prototype’s design flow. I would be more than thankful if anyone reading this would like to test my prototype out and share their suggestions about any improvements that can be done.

Testing

The next step after one is done making their prototype is testing. Testing allows to create feedback about one’s prototype. It gives designer an insight about how users interact with the application. After I was done making my prototype I decided to test it. Since it is my first step in designing I decided to go with the smallest sample space when it came to testing (smallest being one here).

I called a friend of mine and asked her to test it out and provide her insights about any sort of shortcomings with the prototype. Once she was done with it she provided me with a list of things she felt should be imbibed or changed in the current prototype.

Current Situation

Now, that I have some valuable feedbacks I am going to design the next phase of untitled. How would the next phase work like? It still is going to be a paper prototype but this time instead of a blank page I would be using wireframes along with incorporating the feedbacks.

The best thing that I learnt today was: Optimal UX it not about perfection but to start with something.

(Detouring…

For anyone out there who is trying to do something new, believe me I know it can be really hard to get your ideas out there because we are scared of people not liking them. But what I would say is the only way to know is by trying. So take the first step and just get going. I am trying to do the same. ….)

I would be more than happy to hear about any suggestions, feedback and about anyone willing to share their learning process.

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