In the previous blog Contextual Inquiry I, we have introduced the two most commonly used models of context inquiry for app designing at Kdan Mobile. The main objective of contextual inquiry is to gain an in-depth understanding of the process individuals undergo to accomplish a task through the observation of user behavior in their natural working environment. This week, we look into three other models: the Culture Model, the Artifact Model, and the Physical Model. These models, though traditionally not used much in app design, enable app developers to build better user interface and stronger interaction among users. Continue reading “Contextual Inquiry II: Identify the Potential Obstacles”
To shed light on what goes on in the Kdan design team when designing apps, we launch a series of design-centered blog posts demonstrating the process behind our app development. We want to share our methods so that you may want to consider taking a similar approach when designing. In the last post, we introduced the effective contextual inquiry as a research method to help deepen the designers’ understanding of the end user needs. Expanding on this research method, we move onto how researchers would use the collected data to ultimately improve the usability of the product. Continue reading “Contextual Inquiry I: A Dip into the Ways of Organizing Results”
The road to success is paved with dedication and determination. To create a product that is sought for in the market and becomes the great companion of users requires extensive research and careful planning. At Kdan Mobile, we believe that an attractive and desirable product must be user friendly and tailored to the users’ need. In the last blog post from the series , we summarized the 4 stages of app development, and today we will dig deeper into the first two stages – discover and define, to look into a user-centered design research method known as contextual inquiry. Continue reading “Introduction to Contextual Inquiry: Dig into the Mind of the Users”
Good design is the key to any high quality app and services. At Kdan Mobile, we take broad design research approaches to create excellent user experience. In this series of posts, we will reveal the research tasks behind the app development process. We will explore topics that span from basic concepts of design research, research methods, and UX delivery.
Building Amazing User Experience
A positive user experience does not come naturally, it’s the result of long-term observation and careful research. Before going into the research methods, we break down the mobile app development process into 4 stages- Discover, Define, Develop, and Deliver.