Barnkanalen is the kids channel and kids web platform at SVT. At barnkanalen.se we have had an interactive coloring book for a few years. Our editors publish books with pictures of characters from our shows and the kids can then color the pictures on our various sites. This is really popular among our younger visitors so in May 2013 we where tasked with enhancing the functionality of the painting book. I used Paper Prototyping as my main tool to define the interactions in the editorial interface before it was developed.
Don’t create a design system. At least not until you have done your design work and actually evaluated the alternatives. But, why?
Creating a foundation, validating ideas and ensuring usability is where research with customers can provide value when we create digital products. But how?
Both design and being human-centered are philosophies. Being a human-centered product designer thereby means...