Week 1 Blog Post rtur0229


I really enjoyed the first tutorial I have never worked in design before so to get a smash session on the basic process a designer can go through was great.


I worked with my next seat neighbour Alejandra and we discussed the gift experience with one another.


We found out that no gift experience is the same. She told me about how she had spent copious hours hunting a special box of gifts so send to her pregnant sister in Columbia. She wanted to help relieve some stress for her sister through the giving of her gift.



  1.  How did engaging with a real person, testing with a real person, change the direction your prototype took?


It made me see beyond what I thought a consumer would want to what my partner herself needed from a design. I showed me that no one gift giving experience is the same so I needed to design something that would be broadly consumable.

  1.  What was it like showing unfinished work to another person?

I really enjoyed it. I have never been afraid to get feedback it helps you to refine your project.


  1.  As a User, how did you interact with your partner’s level of lowly-resolved prototype; how did the level of resolution impact your experience as a user?


You can imagine what the product will be and all its potential. A simple prototype invites you to ask what else can I do?


  1.  Design thinking is an iterative, self-directed process. Based on what you learned, what would you go back and do next? What would you do over again?


I would make sure I went in with strong questions and try and isolate the problem I was designing for early.


  1.  What principle, what tool would you infuse into the work tomorrow?

I like asking the question such and such needs a way to….. Defining simply what it is they desire and need.