Helping my mum and Whatsapp
- ✅ Purpose:
- ❓Who needs to implement this?
- Starting seeing the whole experience
- 🗺 Journey Mapping
- 🔍️ Context
- Context Error
- 🤔 Problem
- — Alignment
- — Definition
- — Assumption statement
- From Insights to Design
- Creative Matrix
- Opening the laptop for the Digital UI
- My UI Design Workflow
- The final Result so far
The curiosity to understand why my mother is unable to send contacts on Whatsapp
Scope/Objectives: I want to analyse, understand, and improve the experience the user would have in satisfying this need.
❓Who needs to implement this?
It might be interesting to understand how many other people have the same usability problem and to propose the case to Whatsapp if it is really a problem.
The budget does not “serve” in this project; I am independent in carrying out everything I need with my simple laptop, my agency, and my notes.
Starting seeing the whole experience
I could not make a bigger mistake than taking for granted the experience necessary to achieve the goal of making contact with the user.
Even the apparently simplest things need to be analysed and studied smartly since our goal is to improve the experience.
How can we define something “better” if we don’t know what users like based on their needs?
For now, I was only sure that she could not finish the procedure correctly after numerous times. And it was enough to go into detail.
For who are we designing for?
🗺 Journey Mapping
Which contact points are involved and how they influence feelings? What obstacles and barriers Maria may encounter?
App Already Open
In the event that the app is closed, it cannot immediately understand the sending order. Whether to open the recipient's chat or the contact to send.
The stress and the previous mistake lead her to "surrender more easily" and lose confidence that she can succeed in her task alone.
Value Proposition Canvas
— Assumption statement
I believe that Maria has a problem forwarding contacts on Whatsapp. I assume it is a problem because I have qualitatively tested and researched about it. I will know if I am right or not when the outcome of the Usability Testing that I will conduct with her after proposing my alternative, will be successful: it will be easier for her to understand and continue her task easily, making her happier to use the product.
A personal note on Ideation.
My process is defined in converged and divergent phases. However, I have found that goes into the Ideation part is something more.
I know that if I want to really solve a problem, I need to think about it really hard, adopt a mindset of really care about solving it after having understood all the environment and the actors involved.
Then, I have to wait a day or so. And only then, my ‘subconscious’ will start reframing interesting solutions. The process can’t be forced. (Best tip I can suggest to everyone, is follow your own Ideation-mental-model and stick with respect to it.)
The way I learned (and am learning more every day) about configuring my own brain, is by observing and evaluating my thought process in various situations, writing my experiences down in a logbook and meditating to become more aware.
Improve the Net promoter score
Reduce the number of key user actions per task
Discouraged in the face of the task of forwarding a contact
Forwarding a contact
From Insights to Design
This concept have to encourage Maria to be sure that he's going through the right process to reach her goal.
It should be as much clearer and simple as possible, to immediately explain who's the contact to send to with
Opening the laptop for the Digital UI
My UI Design Workflow
- First Design on the iPad
- Define the external resources - Images, colours, shape, requirements assets - Icons with IconJar - PixelSnap for alignment
- Open Figma and start creating step by step the structure, focusing on the whole
- Move the Design to Framer for quick and reliable prototype
- Repeat constantly Step 5
When in Framer, here's the fun part. I like to focus on what I've to build think about my users' needs but still open to copy and drop screens to let ideas going to experiment. It's so powerful to prototype with high fidelity in a glance.