Research Synthesis Design Solution

Overview 01


01 Overview

The synthesis portion of our design process provided an important bridge between our user needs research findings and the music player design.

Our research highlighted a set of key functional needs to integrate into our design. Based on these needs, we brainstormed a large set of initial design concepts and refined these concepts to explicitly explore the specific needs defined in our research. We developed a set of concrete music usage scenarios that incorporated our refined concepts and illustrated the needs we perceived to be important for young moderns.

We presented this set of concrete usage scenarios to a focus group of young moderns. The situations presented in the usage scenarios provided the basis for a discussion of usage needs in our focus group. The feedback we received helped refine our thinking and focus our design on the central needs expressed.


IID 2005 . Human-Computer Interaction Institute . Carnegie Mellon University