Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
Student Design Challenge: Information for Life
"Your challenge will be to design ways to improve how, where, and when the child health record is distributed, accessed and used in order to make it a more effective tool for health information and education throughout early childhood."
For this design challenge, Lulu Wang and I mapped out key breakdowns in the child health record and miss-communications between the different stakeholders involved. We then asked 'Golden-Questions' which were developed by designer Rich Gold, to promote a dialogue about the potential consequences of the child health record design.
Proof of Concept
Artifact Analysis, Brainstorming, Golden Questions, Mind-Mapping, Scenarios, Sketching
Lulu and I learned a lot from each other during this design challenge. Both of our backgrounds are completely different and this allowed us to see design from various lenses. By sharing our point-of-view on design openly, we were able to critically analyze key breakdowns in the child health record system and brainstorm questions that challenge how the record currently is designed and distributed.
The IxDA student design challenge didn't require a final design to be submitted that would solve known issues about the child health record system. What they wanted instead was to see how our team would begin the process of designing a solution to a rather complex problem. This project allowed me to refine how I approach a design challenge by working with new methods such as artifact analysis and by constantly challenging me to look at several user's needs and situations.