Spending minutes, not meetings

Why I really love Adobe Xd is I’m able to send product designs to the team and iterate on the design over a matter of minutes rather than meetings.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools


If you saw my last post you’ll know we’re designing a progress tracker for part-time post-graduate students. Here’s the design space I created to send to our Senior Learning Designer.

The Xd canvas to show how I saw the completion tracking system working, this design is based more on Futurelearn / Moodle.

However, this design highlighted to me quickly how I’d mis-understood the user story, it needs to “show progress” and these tick boxes show completion. Yes, they show progress through a Unit, however, each learning activity in each item is complex and so we need to see progress through each activity, not just across a Unit.

Here’s a recap of the design sprints we were able to go through in minutes to arrive at an alpha design for me to send to the developers.

The quick versions we iterated over during minutes and “cheaply” rather than through dev design and waiting

No version 5… that’s right, you can go TOOOOOO far in your own heads before getting it into the hands of a user who will probably rubbish your design anyway 🙂

Designs use, font awesome and twitter bootstrap.

Categorized as Musings

By Dan Course

Senior Instructional Designer. Partnerships, people, products, delivery, agile tech and online edu. Naturally curious, innovative and willing to challenge the status quo.

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