Coursera Design

Assignments for Coursera's "Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society" and a selection of assignments for General Assembly's "User Experience Design"

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Assignment 3.1 - Exploration (P)

Assignment:

1. Post one sentence problem statement of the gap and a list of the 6-12 primary user needs
2. Post one decomposition of the design problem used to guide the exploration
3. Submit ten labeled concept sketches with descriptive titles

1. GAPS AND USER NEEDS

I'm solving this gap: a service that helps users travel like locals while on vacation.

I identified the following primary and latent user needs in Week 2 (latent needs are italicized):

  1. The service is easy to use
  2. The service helps me locate the places to visit 
  3. The service makes me sound like a local
  4. The service makes me look like a local
  5. The service uses “reputable” information
  6. The service allows for open exchange between users
  7. (Latent sub-need: The service has a community that helps people to get know others)
  8. The service can be accessed in multiple ways
  9. The service is fun to use
  10. The service helps users plan a vacation
  11. (Latent sub-need: The service helps make decisions about which places to visit based on preferences)

2. DECOMPOSITION

 Decomposition

Decomposition


3. TEN CONCEPTS

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