Personas and The Process of Design


We’re starting to look at how design is broken down into phases and what methods are used to strengthen the final product. From The School of Design Carnegie Mellon University, a systematic approach is described to us by each of its phases. The process goes as define-> discover-> synthesize-> construct-> refine-> reflect. At each part in the framework a combination of research and creativity is used. At every part the designers learn something new and add on to what they have worked on so far.

Designing by following a guide like this can be more useful than others since it is so directed. It is an iterative way of doing things. Every step is multi-tiered that way you do not miss anything.

I have gone through similar frameworks when doing other types of work. When doing a lab report or writing a project proposal. In the project proposal each step…

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