Zeke Franco

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Idea Sketch Sheets If you are planning an idea-generating...

Idea Sketch Sheets If you are planning an idea-generating session with your team, give these idea sheets a try. Identify the needs or features you would like to explore Have each participant run some timed sprints, individually Then take time to share the results (Even the ones you don’t think are solid) And if your really brave, have clients or consumers go through the same exercise (empathic innovation, anyone?) via UX Array

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Post-it ScenariosScenarios are a great way to demonstrate how a...

Post-it Scenarios

Scenarios are a great way to demonstrate how a person (customer/user/specific persona) could work through a task in a specific context.I enjoy using post-its for scenarios of task-flows that haven’t quite been settled on. The post-its make it easy to add, remove and rearrange the plot points to form new stories. It’s also a great way to communicate how two or more scenarios differ. People can easily understand how the complexity of a scenario changes when you have to add five more post-its to the story to complete the same task.

Because these are rough sketches the people you’re working with will better understand that the solutions proposed by each scenario are pliable. This will result in better participation and feedback.The mantra on IxD Sketches is always that sketching is about approachable communication not creating art.

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Sketch out Those Great Ideas That Strike You While You’re...

Sketch out Those Great Ideas That Strike You While You’re in the Shower. For today (1/15/2012) only you can get them on sale at Fab.com. Fab.com Flash Sale. Aqua LoveNote Waterproof Notepad, 20% off A love note in the shower can mean anything from a nice and naughty rhyme to a reminder to pick up the dry cleaning, depending on your execution (be creative!). These waterproof Aqua LoveNotes are the perfect tools for your, ahem, steamy communication. Equipped with two suction cups that secure it to any smooth surface, its sustainably made with Incense Cedar wood and printed using soy based ink. A pencil and pencil holder are included.

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DrawTop: Now you can doodle on your laptop

DrawTop: Now you can doodle on your laptop: Source: thedrawtop.com I’m not sure how useful this would actually be. It seems kind of a pain to either close your laptop screen or keep rotating your laptop back and forth. I think it would be great for an iPad if it had a flatter back. But I do think this is a fun product that some of you guys might find useful. For now I’ll stick to my office whiteboards or my Le Carré (Square) Notepads.

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