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Laura Coughlan

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Whiteboard Challenges what you need to know

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Whiteboard Challenges what you need to know

  • Whiteboard challenges demonstrate our thinking around problems
  • The exercise is not a replacement for the UX design process
  • Participants can showcase soft skills
  • We can prepare for this: whiteboard sketching is a skill
  1. PREPARE YOUR SPACE
  • Start Top left at a comfortable height to work down & across
  • Leave enough room for the entire exercise
  • Tip: Leave colour until the end
  1. IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM AND SOLUTION
  • Starting at the top left, label the sections on the board as you go
  • Define the problem (opportunity)
  • Define the solution
  1. DEFINE THE TARGET USER
  • Draft a proto-persona by asking questions of the host / interviewer:
  • Who is the product designed for?
  • What are their behaviours?
  • What are their goals?
  1. NOTE ANY ASSUMPTIONS
  • List any assumptions that you are making — anything that is being assumed that is relevant to the task flow
  1. CREATE A USER FLOW
  • Optional — skip the user flow if you don’t have time and go to straight to the screen flow
  • Create a user flow diagram based on your scenario & tasks
  1. DRAW Ul SCREEN FLOW
  • Sketch a large wireflow
  • Add global elements — navigation, body, footers
  • Add colour here to show clickable areas
  • Show how the user accomplishes the tasks & achieves a goal
  1. WRAP UP AND FEEDBACK
  • When time is up, stop drawing
  • Give a final walkthrough of the solution
  • When receiving the interviewer’s feedback do not defend or explain, unless they are asking for clarification.

TIPS FOR THE DESIGNER

Explain your thinking & actions as you draw

Example: If you erase a button explain what you’re doing and why.

Work fast, but not sloppy

Keep the energy high & the tempo quick

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