We were asked to create two lists for evaluating our ideas.
- The user needs and design criteria uncovered in the course of your research to date.
- A list of your personal criteria - what are attributes that are important to you?
As I shift towards a very different line of enquiry the first part is tough, but a first attempt follows.
User needs & design criteria
- Empowers people to become more than just consumers of technology
- Encourages active participation in technology culture
- Simultaneously educational and creative
- Progressively disclosing design (doesn't over-simplify or over-complicate)
- Offers clear value, making it 'worth the effort' to use / engage
- Creates a sense of opportunity and inspiration
- Aligns with and expresses my values on human-technology relationships
- Should be a clear step towards an explicit larger vision
- Important to have made something tangible rather than just a 'fiction'
- Process should have deepened my understanding of the subject and sharpened my values and perspective
- A meaningful contribution to the field that provokes further discussion