Design Process Documentation

1. Design process?

Damien Newman – Design process squiggle


2. Why document your design process?

Different audiences, different purposes.

3. How to document your design process?

“Concise and engaging arrative of your design and methodology.”

Formats: Books, blogs, websites, videos (storytelling with characters and scenarios), etc.

During and after your process.

4. What to document?

(1) Context

(2) List of tools and methods

(3) Rationale, implication – catalysts and challenges

(4) Justification and articulation of why your design works

(5) Credits, references


5. Examples


Priscilla Mok’s documentation

Katy Tsai’s documentation

Parita Kapadia’s documentation


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