Task analysis mapping: painting a room

I need to paint a room in my house. I am using task analysis mapping to outline all of the steps it takes to paint a living room. Task analysis mapping breaks the problem into smaller, more manageable steps:


I first identified the problem: fixing the ugly wall. There were problems that came with fixing the ugly wall: figuring how to paint the room, identifying users involved, and figuring out where the money would come from. After I identified the problem, I can brainstorm solutions.

Identify Users/ Interview/Poll

The next step was to identify the users involved: roommates. The roommates were both the stakeholders as well as the users. After identifying users I would interview them. The questions I came up were: Why hasn’t the room been painted before, and how can the money be collected?

Data Analysis

The information gathered from the interview is crucial, without it I can’t move forward. The next step after that would be to poll the users. The polls included: paint color, paint store, and if we should have anyone help me paint the room. After reviewing the interviews and the polling, I would evaluate answers.

Create Personas

From there, I would use that data to create user personas. The user personas would help me keep track of user goals, needs, and interests.


Then, I would research and plan where to buy paint and how much it would cost.

Show Concept/ Supplies/ Initiate Plan/ Review

Once I have all this information, I would present the concept. Afterwards I can buy supplies. Once the supplies have been acquired, I can initiate the plan; paint the room. Finally after the room is painted, I can show the final product to the stakeholders.

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