Pregnancy and Technology – Capstone Project
For the final project of my HCI Master’s program I focused on designing for the pregnancy experience.
The project began as a methods design workbook in 2012, and I chose to continue to delve into the problem space further. My paper follows the “PRInCIPleS” outline of design: Preconceptions, Research, Insights, Concepts, Prototypes and Strategy.
Research: For Research I did a iOS Application review, a diary study and a web survey. I also did an artifact analysis on five pieces of technology and collected many other examples of technology for pregnancy.
Insights – I spent time understanding the different people a pregnant woman comes in contact with throughout the pregnancy and prepared a stakeholder map to visualize their interactions and tools.
Concepts – I did a fast generation concepting session that identified 80 concepts that I then mapped to identify commonalities. I explained in more detail 20 of those concepts.
Prototypes – I created three prototypes to do a behavioral study with an aquaintence who was currently pregnant.
Strategy – I used the design strategy triad to understand the Human values and desirability, the technological feasibility and the Enterprise level marketability of the pregnancy space as a whole.
The whole paper is available for download by clicking on ‘View Project’ above.
- Date December 22, 2016
- Tags Experience Mapping, Graphic Design, Infographics, Information Architecture, Information Visualization, User Centered Design, User Experience Design, User Interface Design, User Research, Visual Design