For this project for the UX & Visual Design module we are required to design a high-fidelity prototype that addresses the problem area that we choose. I will be taking the brief presented by Frontend.com on societal challenges facing remote populations. For this brief we are asked to look at issues that those living in rural areas face.
Areas of Interest
Some of the areas that I am interested in focusing on are the:
- News media and the ‘filter bubble’ divide.
- Loneliness & Depression
- Providing better online government services to rural dwellers, i.e. Online DOLE system.
- Youth unemployment and enterprise encouragement.
The prototype that I make will most likely be a for a native mobile app or mobile website. I am particularly interested in designing for iOS and the design constraints of the Apple’s iOS Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). Software-wise, I am interested in experimenting with the following software to create the interactive prototype: Sketch, Adobe XD, Invision, Framer.js, Flinto & Principle. I hope that by the end of this project, I will have at least some experience working will some of these above prototyping tools.
Since we really only have six weeks to complete to until hand-up, time management will be hugely important in this project. I have created a Gantt Chart which will outline what intend to work on each week of this project. Each week will be dedicated to a different phase of the project. This of course is due to change depending on the scope of the project I undertake. I have allowed for one week of research which although isn’t a requirement for this for the UX and Visual Design brief but will be needed for the Frontend.com brief. In addition, I have factored in time for the position paper and the blog documentation for this project. The breakdown is as follows:
|Blog Write up||02/03/2017||15/04/2017||45d||In Progress|
|Discovery Phase||02/03/2017||08/03/2017||7d||In Progress|
|Research Phase||08/03/2017||15/03/2017||6d||Not Started|
|Ideation / Sketching||15/03/2017||21/03/2017||7d||Not Started|
|Position Paper||19/03/2017||08/04/2017||21d||Not Started|
|Prototype v1||22/03/2017||29/03/2017||8d||Not Started|
|User Testing||29/03/2017||03/04/2017||6d||Not Started|
|Prototype v2||03/04/2017||08/04/2017||6d||Not Started|
|Project Video Presentation||10/04/2017||15/04/2017||8d||Not Started|
|Project Handup||16/04/2017||45d||Not Started|
You can see the Gantt chart below:
In the next post
In the next post I will document my work carried out in the discovery phase of this project and attempt to identify a specific area of focus for this project. I will also, outline what I brought to the meeting with Frontend.com and document feedback that they will have given me.