Using scenarios in design

Recently, I rediscovered Scenarios as a tool in the design process.

If you don’t know scenarios: They are mini-stories with possible users as characters. Take this very short one as an example:

A parent is worried about a ten-year old refusing to drink milk and wants to know if ...

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Alternatives to face-to-face interviews

The meet-in-real-life, face-to-face interview may be the standard for qualitative user research – but other methods of talking and observing your users are more then just alternatives to it and may have their own unique advantages (and disadvantages).

Our initial use case for online interviews/observation was getting access to remote ...

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Qualitative Research Mini-Barcamp

Writing exercise
Writing exercise

A colleague and I organized a small barcamp-like meetup for qualitative researchers at the Bauhaus University Weimar. We met on the 21st of May 2015 at the neudeli, the Bauhaus University’s startup incubator (»Gründerwerkstatt«).

We held several sessions run by participants. I’ll give a brief summary ...

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Designers attitudes towards steps in the design process

⚠ Exploratory Research ahead

This is a little study that explores Designer’s attitudes to steps in the design process

The idea was based on the observation that some steps are part of almost any design process while some are left out. So I wanted some data on this. In addition ...

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