Design in Daily Life
Exercise 3 of prework as a UX / UI student at Ironhack Berlin
In this exercise the goal is:
Think about the 3 best and 3 worst user experiences you have ever had with a service or product, both physical and digital, and rank them. What did it make them so awesome (or terrible)?
3 Best Experience
1.Mini Manual Shredder
I really like to cook and this is a product that I like and it helps me a lot in my day to day. This product makes my life easier.
It is a practical three-blade mini manual shredder, which has a traction mechanism. The shredder is very easy to use, my hand doesn’t smell like garlic or onion, saves time, and does not use electricity.
Every day I drink a lot of tea and this is a product that I really like, because I can use it for hot and cold drinks.
This is a double-walled glass. There is a silicone opening at the base of the glass that equalizes the air pressure between the two layers of glass when hot or cold liquids are added.
I love the fact that if I am holding the cup with hot tea, I do not risk burning my hands. They are very light and comfortable to hold, in addition to being suitable for microwaves, dishwashers and ovens, and up to 176ºC.
Working every day with a computer, I look for products that help me so that I can work more comfortably. This product is wonderful for anyone who spends hours working on the computer.
It is a super comfortable mouse that fits perfectly in your hands, in addition to having several functions and buttons to be able to work in a more intuitive and practical way. It is connected via Bluetooth, has no cable, facilitates the way of working. The battery is charged by USB-C and with the full charge remains up to 70 days on, this is very good.
3 Worst Experience
One of the things I like to eat most is popcorn. I bought this popcorn machine for my birthday. I was very happy with the purchase, I found it beautiful. When I used it for the first time it was a disappointment, as it makes a very loud noise and after using it, the top is very hot. Now it is as decoration because there is no way to make popcorn in it, a deafening noise.
2.Few USB-C Ports
I need to use the notebook every day to work and study. My notebook has only two USB-C input ports. This is often a problem because when I’m charging the battery and using the mouse, I can’t connect to another monitor at the same time.
I use my desk every day to work and study. I got a desk that was made for the screen and keyboard, but with the screen on the top shelf, it is very close to the face and uncomfortable to use the keyboard. I had to dismantle the table and work only with the bottom shelf. A product that does not deliver on the experience it promises.
What is Good Design?
The 10 Principles of Good Design by Dieter Ram
The 6 Principles Of Design by Donald Norman
Users need to know what all the options are, and know straight away how to access them. In the case of websites, this is an easy win.
Every action needs a reaction. There needs to be some indication, like a sound, a moving dial, a spinning rainbow wheel, that the user’s action caused something.
Affordance is the relationship between what something looks like and how it’s used.
Mapping is the relationship between control and effect. The idea is that with good design, the controls to something will closely resemble what they affect.
Constraints are the limits to an interaction or an interface.
The same action has to cause the same reaction, every time.
The exercise was good for training to think and process Design Thinking in our daily experiences. And it helped me to better understand and practice the Design Principles.