Originally posted on Forbes
- Research: Check out industry norms. Ask yourself: what are my competitors doing? Is it working? Where do they fall short? What are common complaints from technology customers?
- Define: Establish goals for your new technology. What are you looking to accomplish? What sets you apart? How can this translate to your UX design?
- Ideate: How can you make your goals translate to your technology? What specific ideas does your usability need to exemplify? What general colors, format and style should your technology possess? How do your workflows translate? Can you streamline or automate any processes?
- Prototype: Create the first sample of your product. Take what you decided in your Define and Ideate stages, and put it to paper. Create wireframes that will show your product breakdown, and develop those into real technology.
- Test: Let at least five people use your product. What are these users saying? Their feedback is the key to success.
- Repeat: With user feedback, go back to step No. 3. Think about how you can solve their criticisms within your usability. Restructure your processes. Test again, and repeat if necessary.
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