Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Iterative Design

Humanized > Weblog: Iterative Design: Towards the Perfect Paper Plane:
Coming up with a solution is often the most straightforward part of the design process. That isn't to say that creating the solution is easy, or doesn't require a deep knowledge and honed skill set. It's just to say that when you have a set of requirements and a well defined problem, you know where you stand and where you have to get to. It's mostly straightforward. Much harder is the implicit problem of figuring out exactly what the problem is in the first place. If the problem is vague or ill-defined, the design solution will be too.
An excellent piece by Aza Raskin on paper plane design as an illustration of how reframing the design brief is crucial to iterative design practice. Recommended reading, and great fun to follow the instructional videos!

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