User-Oriented-Design for Makers

For my User Oriented Collaborative Design class in the Spring of 2012 I was on a team that was investigating how we could add value to the lives of Makers.  After lots of observation, interviews, characterization, ideation, and design, we proposed a system called Timeline that makes it simple and painless for Makers to document and share their projects.4699-Poster1 4702-Poster2 3308-Emergent_Themes

These were several underlying themes that we distilled from hundreds of observations about Makers from our user-visits to local Makerspaces.

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We made our own personas and frameworks for communicating our understanding of the Makers.  This one shows a typical journey that Makers take plotted on axes that relate to learning and teaching.

IMG_6587This was the first of many site visits for the class.

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