I have learned there are several different processes applied to achieve the final design outcomes. From the waterfall to agile, design sprints, or whatever the methodology used, is secondary to your thought process and general approach. Breaking down the approach into steps and applying those steps to the methodology used in the design process will lead us to a successful design.
Start by identifying both the user needs and the client objectives.
3. Pain Points
Further explore more about user's needs, pain points and processes through research involving interviews, surveys, ethnographic studies, etc.
Begin to construct low-fidelity wireframes and interactive elements in early interface construction.
Iterate design based on data obtained through research and testing.
Collect and verify requirements and any known functional specifications through interviewing experts and stakeholders or conducting design sprints.
Brainstorm and ideate about interaction design principles and information architecture.
Test and validate the design, and collect data.
Communicate with developers and quality assurance people throughout the stages of product development when possible and relevant.
In the past year, I have learned, there are several different processes applied by digital product designers to achieve their final design outcomes. From the waterfall to agile, design sprints, or whatever the methodology used, is secondary to your thought process and general approach.