One of the activities we do as UX Designers at Tradecraft is the ’20-Minute Whiteboard Challenge.’ It’s a great way to show others your design process and is commonly used during job interviews. Today I paired off with fellow Tradecrafter, Veronica Martini who posed an awesome design challenge:
Facebook is adding a new feature that enables people to create profile pages for their pets. Design a way to add other people’s pets as friends.
Take a look at what my whiteboard looked like after 20-minutes:
There were four steps to my process:
- Persona – To understand who I’m designing the feature for.
- Design Stories – To brainstorm some of the tasks that my user might want to do.
- Task Flows – To think through the user’s process towards completing their task.
- Wireframes – To visualize how the feature might actually work on a screen.
Veronica requested I design the feature for a mobile device. This opened up an awesome opportunity – to add doggy friends using a ‘nearby’ functionality. My wireframes explore the scenario of ‘Jenny’ bringing her dog, Bonsai to a dog park. At the park, Bonsai hits it off with a little chihuahua named Robbie. Jenny adds Robbie to Bonsai’s Facebook page so she can arrange to meet up with Robbie at another time.