People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Method Spotlight: Parallel Design

building-modelParallel Design

When/why:  A design methodology that involves several designers pursuing the same effort simultaneously, but independently, with the intention to combine the best aspects of each for the ultimate solution.

How: A type of prototyping that can be done by users. Ask users to come up with creative solutions to the issue being addressed. Provide them with basic materials such as pen, pencils, paper, crayons, etc.

Tips: Remember to have users design in separate areas so that they are not influencing each other.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.

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