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.
Sometimes a project is started based on a feeling that a designer, engineer or manager has. However, what we choose to build should be "directed" by our users. Is there a way of getting user driven in a project that started based on internal feelings? I think Krste has found a way!
Choosing when to "go it alone" versus involving others is something I still struggle with. However, a deceptively simple system helps me choose. Understand what outcome I want. Consider who else to involve (if anyone). Choose a method.
I think a transformation is happening in digital product creation: We ux/product designers are eating the software creation process. It's a good development and your team should take advantage of it. Marc said...