First Interaction Design

Screen Flow Chart

We created flows for a few different concepts of user interaction. After discussing different options for the interaction, we realized we each had different ideas that we could not easily reconcile. We took this as a good sign; as Peter Drucker writes,

Alfred P. Sloan is reported to have said at a meeting of one of his top committees, “Gentlemen, I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here.” Everyone around the table nodded assent. “Then,”continued Mr. Sloan, “I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.”

If you're at Olin, you can see the raw results of our designs on our Interaction Page, where we have posted images of our prototypes.

We then identified the themes we liked from each and combined some of our ideas into a flow that incorporated some of the synthesis. For a sneak peek at our next prototype, take a look at the flow chart to the right.