Month: December 2021

IXD301 – User Testing – Placards

As a designer, I have learned before I am not designing for myself, instead, I am designing for others, more appropriately, I am designing for children aged 8 – 10. I suddenly got an idea – instead of me creating a story for each character, how about the children create the stories for themselves. Although,…Continue Reading IXD301 – User Testing – Placards

IXD301 – Usability Testing

A good method of refining my work is to conduct usability tests. These tests involve watching people interact with my product. Fortunately, XD have a built-in feature that allows you to do this. The Script I decided to make a script with a set of instructions. This ensured that I covered all tasks for this…Continue Reading IXD301 – Usability Testing

IXD302 – Pitch – The Untapped Wearable Market – Article Review

The kid’s smartwatch market is beginning to take off through incentives such as health/fitness monitors, mood/sleep monitors and GPS trackers. Parents are also benefiting from these incentives as it gives them peace of mind and informs them about their child’s activities. Gap Intelligence published a great and interesting article by Karen Hartzman titled ‘Kids Wearables…Continue Reading IXD302 – Pitch – The Untapped Wearable Market – Article Review

IXD302 – Pitch Process & Reflection

Vita Pitch – What is my idea? The product which I will present at my pitch is a semi–modular smartwatch that helps specialize in monitoring children who have underlining health conditions. Using intuitive technology, this smartwatch uses LED lights combined with light-sensitive photodiodes to monitor the flow of blood. This information is then recorded and projected…Continue Reading IXD302 – Pitch Process & Reflection

IXD302 – Pitch Additional Research

What is arrhythmia?  An arrhythmia is an abnormal rhythm of the heart. In an arrhythmia, abnormal electrical signals through the heart muscle may cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. When the heart doesn’t beat normally, it isn’t able to pump blood to the body as well. That means…Continue Reading IXD302 – Pitch Additional Research

IXD302 – Pitch Looking at Competitors

Apple  Founded by Steve Jobs, Apple Inc is a premium American multinational technology company that creates cutting-edge consumer electronics. It is the largest information technology company by revenue (365.8 billion, 2021). It creates smartphones, tablets, computers, smartwatches and more. Smartwatch Like everything in Apple’s inventory, they promote their products and more appropriately their smartwatches by…Continue Reading IXD302 – Pitch Looking at Competitors

IXD301 – Animating the Elements

After I researched the effects of animation on children I decided to animate certain sections of my app. I decided to start with an easy home screen loading icon. This was a good start as previous studies have shown any little amount of animations no matter how small they are make a big difference in…Continue Reading IXD301 – Animating the Elements

IXD302 – Pitch SWOT Analysis

For today’s task, we have to conduct a SWOT analysis for our pitch/idea. Conducting this SWOT analysis will allow me to understand any strengths, potential goals and obstacles. My pitch is a children’s smartwatch that monitors for any irregularities of the rhythm of the heart. SWOT Analysis   Strengths  My vision is strong about this…Continue Reading IXD302 – Pitch SWOT Analysis

IXD301 – User Research, Stories, Personas and Journey Mapping

Researching users Before I pushed forward into my project, Kyle introduced me to a special part of UX design – user researching. User research is the study of target users for my potential product. This means conducting, surveys, interviews, field studies, etc. It works in various ways and methods in order to reveal problems and…Continue Reading IXD301 – User Research, Stories, Personas and Journey Mapping

IXD301 – The Periodic Table, Competitor Analysis Mobile Applications

In order to create a successful and strong product, I must look at other products involving the periodic table and similar applications made for kids to see how they create and implement their products for kids. This can ultimately benefit me as it allows me to review their work in both a negative and positive…Continue Reading IXD301 – The Periodic Table, Competitor Analysis Mobile Applications