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Finalising Designs with future tech considerations

Charbel Zeaiter February 9, 2024

Learning Objectives

Finalise polished UX designs focused on the potential of emerging technologies to improve life on the planet. Integrate decentralisation and blockchain innovations. Prepare engaging deliverables to showcase your solutions. 

  • Create high-fidelity UX designs
  • Integrate relevant Web3 features into UX designs
  • Prepare polished design deliverables for client presentation

Part 1: Theory (Morning Session)

  1. Introduction (15 minutes):
    • Briefly recap the previous week’s lessons.
    • Introduce the goals and objectives of Week 8.
    • Provide an overview of the day’s schedule.
  2. Creating High-Fidelity Designs with a Focus on Web3 Principles (60 minutes):
    • Lecture on the importance of high-fidelity designs in the final stages of the design process.
    • Explain the purpose and benefits of creating high-fidelity designs, including increased precision, better visual appeal, and improved stakeholder communication.
    • Introduce Web3 principles, such as decentralisation, trustlessness, and censorship resistance.
    • Discuss the implications of Web3 principles on user experience and interface design.
    • Provide examples of high-fidelity designs that incorporate Web3 principles.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.
  3. Break (15 minutes)
  4. Integrating Web3 Features and Technologies into Your Design (60 minutes):
    • Lecture on the importance of integrating Web3 features and technologies into your design.
    • Explain the role of Web3 technologies, such as blockchain, smart contracts, decentralised applications (dApps), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in modern digital products.
    • Introduce popular Web3 platforms, libraries, and frameworks for design integration, such as Ethereum, IPFS, and MetaMask.
    • Provide examples of designs that successfully integrate Web3 features and technologies.
    • Discuss best practices for incorporating Web3 elements into your design while maintaining usability and accessibility.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.
  5. Preparing Your Design for Client Presentation (45 minutes):
    • Lecture on the importance of preparing your design for client presentation.
    • Discuss best practices for packaging your design deliverables, including creating a design system, exporting assets, and documenting design decisions.
    • Explain how to create an engaging and informative presentation to showcase your design’s key features, Web3 integrations, and iterative improvements.
    • Engage students in a Q&A session to ensure understanding of the concepts.

Part 2: Hands-On Practical Activities (Afternoon Session)

  1. High-Fidelity Design Activity (60 minutes):
    • Divide students into small groups.
    • Assign each group a specific project or problem to solve, preferably based on the low-fidelity prototypes and usability test findings from previous weeks.
    • Instruct groups to create high-fidelity designs for their assigned project, incorporating Web3 principles and features.
    • Rotate through the groups, providing guidance and support as needed.
  2. Break (15 minutes)
  3. Web3 Integration Activity (60 minutes):
    • Provide students with access to Web3 platforms, libraries, and frameworks introduced in the morning session.
    • Instruct students to integrate Web3 features and technologies into their high-fidelity designs.
    • Offer support and guidance to students as they work with the Web3 tools.
  4. Client Presentation Preparation Activity (45 minutes):
    • Have groups reconvene and refine their high-fidelity designs based on the Web3 integration activity.
    • Instruct groups to prepare a client presentation showcasing their design, Web3 integration, and iterative improvements.
    • Facilitate a discussion among the groups, encouraging them to share their findings and insights.
  5. Wrap-up and Reflection (30 minutes):
    • Invite each group to present their high-fidelity designs and client presentations to the class.
    • Facilitate a class-wide discussion about the day’s activities, highlighting key learnings and insights.
    • Congratulate students on their progress throughout the course and encourage them to continue practising and honing their design skills.

Homework:

  • list 2-3 potential Web3 features to integrate into their designs

Downloadable Toolkit: High-Fidelity Design Resources and Web3 Integration Guides

  • Provide students with a downloadable toolkit containing:
    • A list of recommended high-fidelity design tools and resources.
    • Guides and resources for integrating Web3 features and technologies into their designs.
    • Templates for preparing design deliverables and client presentations.
    • A summary of the key concepts and techniques covered in Week 8.