Processing the Design Process

So I thought it would be prudent to upload my personal design process, much like many others, I follow a simple 8 step process. But first let me tell you that I have been looking around at some other design processes today and surprise surprise, they all have a very similar trend, I’ve found that the Design Council sums this all up in a handy little guide and description on their site. It breaks down the design process into 3 areas (Discover, Define and Develop) that are easy to remember. The 3 D’s are then broken down into sub categories to help you get to grips with this process of working. Below is their process and a link to the original. I strongly recommend having a full read through the original because they also break down each of the sub categories to help you better understand all these stages.

I will upload have uploaded my design process soon, but rather than just uploading a written list I’m going to create I have created a design and presented it visually, when now It’s done you’ll find it Here.

Introducing Design Methods | Design Council

Discover

Creating a project space

Observation

User diaries

Being your users

Brainstorming

Fast visualization

Choosing a sample

Quantitative surveys

Secondary research

Hopes and fears

Define

Assessment criteria

Comparing notes

Drivers and hurdles

Focus groups

Customer journey mapping

Develop

Character profiles

Scenarios

Role playing

Blueprinting

Physical prototyping

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