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The double diamond design model

The double diamond design model

The Double Diamond design model is a roadmap for the creative process.

The British Design Council invented the model back in 2005. The Council wanted to learn more about how people process information to create solutions. Surprisingly, they found that all creative people go through the same steps in search of innovation.

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This stage marks the start of the actual design process. The development stage involves putting the designers together with internal partners, such as engineers, developers or other departments. By doing this, you speed up problem-solving.

The method aims to put the prototy...

The first stage is about identifying the problem, then considering if it is a real problem or an opportunity. Companies will lay down their problem, present a hypothesis, and define the way they can learn more.

A study found that keeping employees' minds open to all possibl...

  • Discovery: gathering data
  • Definition: filtering through data and sign-off
  • Development: start to design
  • Delivery: test and release

These stages work as a map to organise thoughts and improv...

The definition stage is about filtering through all the information you got from the first stage, then identifying bottlenecks or resource waste, seeing hidden opportunities and creating a no-go list.

The end of the definition stage consists of corporate sign-off, when mana...

The last stage of this model includes the final testing of the product and official sign-off to production.

The final test is the last look at the product to ensure it is without issues. It includes testing it against regulation and legal standards, damage testing or compat...

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UX design is crucial to just about everything. It renders the latest technology accessible to the masses, makes our favourite apps and websites a pleasure to use, and determines which brands and products we return to over and over again. To put it simply, design matters.

UX designers can m...

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The Most Common UX Deliverables

The UX design process typically follows an approach similar to a design thinking, which consists of five basic phases:

  • Empathize with the users (learning about the audience)
  • Define the problem (identifying users’ needs)
  • Ideate (generating ideas for design)
  • Proto...

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