Become a StickyNote Ninja

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Become a StickyNote Ninja Kate Rutter UX Week 2008 http://stickynoteninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/_ap_UXWeek_2008_08-2008-StickyNinja_postdeck.pdf

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  • Become a Stickynote Ninja The Problem-Solving Power of Stickies * (also known as Post-it Notes) simple tools that deliver great results Kate Rutter ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 0
  • What were going to do in the next 3 hours Talk about why sticky notes + UX = Learn 9 methods that will rock your work Experience 4 activities to get hands-on with the methods Collect a bunch of tips and tricks to make your sticky-life easy Learn from each others experiences Find out where to get more info and tools Get a trinket ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 1
  • dont be shy... ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 2
  • the path of the stickynote ninja ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 3
  • simple tools + skilled practitioners powerful weapons ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 4
  • Ninja Secret #1 Sticky notes are the currency of ideas. ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 5
  • Why stickies? They stick on a The right size Easy to variety of to hold 1 idea rearrange and surfaces or problem move around Familiar and Ubiquitous approachable Cheap Simple ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 6
  • I call this ne ss ig ht L STICKIES ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 7
  • Why do they work so well in groups? Enable people Help a group Allow a group to externalize focus on one to visualize their thoughts thing at a time patterns & ideas Engage the Clearly show whole group relationships & in the process agreements ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 8
  • Two major ideas Create Generate new ideas information Probe problems Explore attributes Identify patterns Reduce Prioritize information Make decisions Create plans ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 9
  • Ninja Secret #2 Ninjas dont talk about what they do they just do it. ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 10
  • methods ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 11
  • What goes on a sticky? Sticky Ninja 1 thought or idea per sticky Tip Make them as clear as possible Keep the corners clear in case you need space for additional I am notes one idea Be specific for example Frequent Lots of downtime issues with due to product server load ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 12
  • 4 types of layouts Lists Clusters Trees Maps ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 13
  • The joy of lists Name Use it to Lists Freelisting Collect information about a topic Swap-Sort Order items by priority Dot-Voting Identify top choices ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 14
  • Lovin the clusters Clusters Name Use it to Loose Cluster Identify patterns in information ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 15
  • Cultivating the trees Trees Name Use it to Top-Down Tree Examine a topic thoroughly Bottom-Up Tree Identify the fundamental nature of a topic ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 16
  • Charting the maps Maps Name Use it to Information Map Understand complex relationships Process Map Understand complex relationships Action Plan Define whats needed to meet a goal ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 17
  • Getting started : setting the stage Sticky Ninja Define what youre there to do: Tip ie: Understand how people think about mobile devices or Gather ideas for new features Write down the objective and display it where everyone can see it and reference it. Briefly describe the process you plan to use, and ask people if they have questions. Have enough stickies and markers to go around. ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 18
  • gathering ideas methods to master ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 19
  • List : Freelisting I am one I Iam one am one thought thought thought ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 20
  • Lists from walk-by contributions ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 21
  • Data from research interview videos ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 22
  • Strategic sticking Sticky Ninja Be aware of where you put the sticky stuff. Tip Top for columns (ie: bottom-up maps) Bottom for general clustering Be consistent - Dont put them all catawampus. Its a big time-waster! Tip: fold down the edge of one of the top corners to make a handle so they are easier to grab and move. ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 23
  • organizing stuff methods to master ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 24
  • Cluster : Loose Cluster ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 25
  • Clustering activity ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 26
  • Clustering activity with zones ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 27
  • Data into information : Charmr ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 28
  • Clusters by topic ADAPTIVE PATH | UX WEEK 2008 | August 12, 2008 | 29
  • Dont have a big wall for stickies? Sticky Use a rolling whiteboard Ninja Tip