I thought for today’s post it might be helpful to show one of our Epokka notebook systems in action. While they can be used for pretty much anything you’d like (we call them Idea Books because we think they are perfect for that), I personally have different ones for different things.
For example, when I’m working on a client’s project doing the user experience strategy work, I find it handy to have a system for each project with one Idea Book for notes and another for Diagrams and Wireframe Ideas.
Here is a project I’m currently working on. In the first notebook, I have outlined some initial ideas for the main user personas. I like to have a loosely structured format first (general personality type stuff, then some keywords, and then goals or services that apply to them).
The good thing about this is that I can do as many as I need quickly and then later flesh them out before I put them into a more formal presentation format.
For the wireframes, I do a similar type of process. I often like to do several very fast wireframes on paper just to get an idea of what I think might work best. They are generally not at all neat and tidy, as you can see. Sometimes ideas come quickly, so it’s important to me that I don’t get bogged down in small details and measuring proportions or I might lose an idea. After I get a few I like, then I go through the same process of fleshing them out formally.
So, there you have it! One DUO, one part of the UX process.