Congratulations to

Nikiforos Kollaros

on completing

UX Research & Strategy

Nikiforos's Work

June 2015

Design Thinking Project

Unit 1 was an introduction to the design thinking process. Nikiforos started the course by identifying a great product, and its positive qualities.

Research Plan

Nikiforos dove into design thinking with this immersive project, where they created their own research plan.

UX RESEARCH PLAN

[Connection App]


Authors and Stakeholders

[Author: Nikiforos Kollaros
Stakeholders: Paul Uza, Aurelija Sukeviciute, Irene Sioti, Ioanna Sioti, Constantinos Tsolakides, Vangelis Diamantis, (Markos Malliaris, Aris Polemis)]

Background

[In our times humans have been disconnected from one another. They spend to much time in social media, in their tablets, laptops, smartphones. This has lead them not to have a physical connection. Thinking of that the idea of designing an app that will make them connect in a physical level came up. The app must have the potential ability to make humans interact to each other in a physical level. To get connected, meet one another, have fun.]

Research Questions

[Why they make relationships / are them important
How they perceive relationships
If they don't connect, Why
Which are their fears trying to come closer to someone(first date/ first conversation)
What is their ideal scenario of a first date
What they look first in a human
Are they love connections
How they talk in dates (formal, informal, relaxed, stressed etc)]

Methodology

[I believe that the ideal methods for this research are:
Contextual Inquiry because you have to interact and see how people make relationships, observe their behaviours  
Customer Survey because we can have some written data about some questions which can helps us in the development process of the app.  ]

Participants

[The ideal participants are people between the age group of 25-35, single or in a relationship, their base must be in one place geographically (even in one city), they must use smartphones for more than 1:30 hour a day and they must be interested in new apps]

Schedule

[In the next week I would like to finish all my interviews and my inquiries in order to be able to write down my data.]

Empathy Map Exercise

Unit 3 dealt with the "Define" phase of design thinking — developing an understanding of the problem based on user research. Nikiforos created user empathy maps based on their research.

Empathy Map Exercise

Unit 3 dealt with the "Define" phase of design thinking — developing an understanding of the problem based on user research. Nikiforos created user empathy maps based on their research.

Storyboard Exercise

Next, Nikiforos created user storyboards describing the customer journey.

Brainstorm Exercise

Nikiforos learned how to quickly brainstorm and generate potential solutions.

User Flows

Nikiforos created a user flow based on the *ideal* description of how the proposed solution would fit into customers' lives.

Landing Page

Finally, Nikiforos iterated on the previous landing page design based on customer feedback.

Landing Page Test

The last project in the course involved qualitative and quantitative testing of the landing page to see how users responded to the product value proposition.

Storyboard Review

Nikiforos gathered feedback from users on the solution, based on the storyboard.