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Welcome and I'm glad you are here. ~ Lucas C. Hall
Costco > GIP
A business process management team was looking to completely start over with an application intended to better automate global item procurement for Costco Buyers. They knew which platform we'd need to use and which design library would best meet their needs. What they didn't fully know was what their user's expectations for the design were. And so, we began our journey with research...Read More
Sure, I could have just copied some other designer's portfolio, but where's the fun in that? For this project, I decided to go through a full design cycle. How fun!Coming Soon
User Centered Design (UCD) Methodology
I generally follow User Centered Design (or UCD) approach. Of course, every project has different needs. Sometimes Agile is right for the project, while other times a waterfall approach is the best way to get the job done. I won't argue that one is better or worse. Whichever the situation calls for is the best for the situation.
The UCD approach is generally made up of three main areas of focus...
Who is the user, and what are their goals? Do you know what frustrates them? Who are the other users? What business goals are there?…Read More
After taking time to understand the primary user’s goals and expectations, then comes information design. What information grouping strategy makes sense? What visual strategy? Where are the priorities? Do you need to do a bit more research around something? Have you tested your wireframes, or sketches with real users?Read More
Once the design has been proven to meet user expectations for features, information architecture, information and visual priority, and stakeholder sign-off, it’s time to pass to development. Is a simulation all that’s needed? Redlines? Styleguide?Read More