UI/UX Designer and Researcher
I Drafted possible end-to-end experiences a user might have with my product by making user journey maps.
The second day of work was dedicated to sketching and looking at competitor’s products or related products for inspiration. I used the Lighting demos technique to browse through various interfaces and screens of apps to look at solutions competitors have produced to solve a problem similar to the one I was trying to solve.
I also looked at screens that present solutions that inspired me, and gave me ideas to improve, or experiment with the same. To try out different variations of my most critical screens, I did the Crazy 8’s sketch exercise. I sketched 8 screens in 8 minutes. Yes, I timed myself. I selected one of these 8 sketches to be the interface of my critical screen.
The third day of the design sprint was spent developing a light weight, sketched wireframe that represents a Storyboard. The 3 panel board designed on Day 2, was expanded to a 20 - 25 panel board which consisted of most screens that the users would need to complete the red route on the app. The critical task / red route on this app was taking the detailed dog questionnaire and obtaining the results.
The most crucial stage of the sprint, which is building the hi - fidelity prototypes was done on the 4th day. It was important to keep in mind the time constraint and work on the most cardinal aspects of the app only, and at the same time making sure it represents an app that would work well and serve its purpose during testing. The end goal was to work as fast and as lean as I can, while also making my designs fairly realistic.
The last day of a design sprint was dedicated to getting feedback from users. The testing was conducted on Google meet. They shared their screens while performing the tasks. I followed the 5-Act Interview technique while interviewing the participants, which includes a friendly welcome, Ice-breaking with some context questions, Introduction to the prototype, performing tasks and finally a quick debrief.