Prototyping with involvement

Zayera
2 min readOct 15, 2019

The past days I have been going through my archives of old documents and I have always scribbled yet very rarely published my thoughts or ideas online. I realise as time pass us by that some thoughts and ideas are worth sharing and letting out open. This short piece is one of them, year of conception unknown.

I have worked in the field of Human-Computer Interaction since my first degree in B.Sc in Cognitive Science 1997 from Skövde, Sweden. I got a MA in Interaction Design 2000 from Malmö, Sweden. Hence I feel like a dinosaur in the field of designing interactions. On the verge of extinction as technology has proven to evolve faster that our mammal brains, and yet the interactions regardless of product or service are rarely well-designed. Most of us working in the field of user experience, service design, usability etc; know as a fact that very few products and services follow basic patterns of cognition nor attend to the human needs of well-being. Hence here is an attempt to improve that: how about we design and involve “everyone” in the prototyping process?

Basically any kind of innovation, improvement involves around generating ideas. These ideas ideally should be manifested in prototypes and researched before a launch-ready product for the market and larger customer base.

Proposal for prototyping

Prototyping can not be owned by any person or profession. Prototyping should be a participatory event and actions for involvement. To involve users, customers, clients, stakeholders and…

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Zayera

Alien vagabond roaming this green blue planet called Earth. Human being, philosopher at heart. LGBTQ, third culture individual, traveler, explorer.