Use the process and tools below to help run projects from a human-centered perspective.
Project Definition: Use a project definition to align everyone's vision and to help keep the big picture in mind.
Failure Scenarios: Use failure scenarios to strengthen your plan and help avoid future problems that could arise.
Task Assignment: Use task assignment to plan your teams actions more carefully and ensure you are operating efficiently.
Assumption Map: Use the assumption map to identify critical assumptions being made so you can verify them with research.
Initial Research Plan: Use the initial research plan to explore a relatively unknown group of stakeholders.
Directed Research Plan: Use the directed research plan to dig deeper and seek specific information from stakeholders.
Observation: Use observation to watch and understand the processes users will follow to acheive their goals.
Contextual Inquiry: Use contextual inquiry to observe a user and ask clarifying questions at the same time.
Interview: Use an interview to explore a new area of research or understand a user's goals.
Usability Testing: Use usability testing to get feedback from real users on a prototype you have created.
Domain Research: Use domain research to analyze similar products and to better understand the problem-space.
Persona Variable Map: Use a persona variable map to look at trends among users and define the personas you will create.
Persona: Use personas to synthesize your user research into a usable and understandable format.
Research Affinity Group: Use a research affinity map to organize your research into trends to uncover meaning.
Opportunity Identifier: Use this framework to fuel new ideas and visualize the relationships between a series of elements.
Representation Models: Use representation models to understand how users understand a system and design around it.
Visual Problem Map: Use a visual problem map to align your team's vision of a problem and address different perspectives.
Mood Board: Use a mood board to express a certain feeling you want your product to have to it.
Ideation: Use ideation to generate lots of ideas and encourage creativity in your team.
Ideation Affinity Group: Use the affinity map to sort through ideas and see trends.
Decision Matrix: Use a decision matrix to help make difficult decisions between several possible ideas.
Exploring An Idea: Use exploring an idea to expand on a specific idea that you want to hash out in more detail.
Dot Voting: Use dot voting to help your team select an idea from many possible options.
Relaxed Constraints: Use relaxed constraints when you are stuck to help generate more ideas and spur creativity.
Object Integration: Use object integration when you are stuck to help generate more ideas and spur creativity.
Prototype Analysis: Use prototype analysis to test concepts more quickly and fix problems faster.
Storyboard: Use storyboard to help communicate and understand processes and user flows.
Skit: Use skits to explore scenarios and processes to test ideas or build empathy for your users.
Wireframe: Use wireframes to determine the layout and flow of a software product faster.
Site Map: Use site maps to get the big picture of a software product.
Plan: Use the plan worksheets to define key elements of your project and align your team to a single mission.
Research: Use the research worksheets to gather valuable data about your domain and stakeholders.
Understand: Use the understand worksheets to synthesize data and uncover valuable insights.
Ideate: Use the ideate worksheets to leverage your insights and create valuable new ideas.
Evaluate: Use the evaluate worksheets to test your ideas against real situations to gather feedback.