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19 JULY 2014

Using OneNote for gathering design project requirements

"Having a laptop open in a research interview puts a barrier between you and the person you're interviewing, and the typing can be quite distracting and intimidating for the interviewee. But typed notes are searchable, making for very useful reference when you're synthesizing your notes. OneNote is a nice compromise. With a Tablet in slate mode, we remove the physical barrier of the laptop, and as long as you have the pen in a 'Create Handwriting' mode, you can later go back and search your notes as if they were typed. (The handwriting recognition is pretty amazing.)

We sometimes have interviews by phone, and in these cases we often type notes. OneNote can go back and forth pretty seamlessly between handwriting and text, so it keeps all notes in one place. Also I find the quick–keys for adding tags to notes to be very useful when typing. You can tag questions you have, comments for follow–up, and ideas you generate, all with the quick stroke of a key.

For really important meetings, we can also use the audio recording features, which gives the ability to later go back and click on a piece of handwriting to hear what was being said at the time. Unfortunately you have to be using an external microphone for this, or all you hear is the tap–tap–tapping of the stylus hitting the slate surface instead of insightful interview conversation.

And I should note that research is not where OneNote shines the most. There are a few competing tools, like the LiveScribe Echo SmartPen and even pen and paper and that are giving it a run for its money. But as long as we're outfitting our designers with the Tablet, OneNote is a fine tool to use during research."

(Chris Noessel, 7 March 2013, Cooper Journal)

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audio recording • client interview • client liaisoncontent integration • content integration tool • design businessdesign objectivesdesign plandesign projectgeneral grounding document • handwriting • handwriting recognition • interaction design • Livescribe Echo Smartpen • managing design • Microsoft OneNote • multimedia toolnotebooknotesnotetakingpen and paperpersonas (UCD) • project reference • project requirements • requirements capture • requirements elicitationrequirements gatheringresearch interviewscope of practicesearchable content • slate mode • synthesising information • Tablet PCtext recognition • typed notes • user storiesvideo documentationworkflow toolworking practices

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Simon Perkins
21 OCTOBER 2013

Design briefing for SMEs

"Design briefs are an essential part of the design process. In fact, they mark the beginning of the design process, helping designers understand the business problem they are required to solve and businesses clarify what they need from a design project."

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businessbusiness analystbusiness consultant • business focused briefs • business problem • clear project objectivesdesign brief • design briefing • Design Council (UK)design processdesign projectdesign teamdomain expertexplicit objectivesexplicitly definedlingoPeter Phillipsproblem-oriented thinkingproblem-solvingproject definitionproject designproject goalsproject objectivesrequirements gathering • small and medium enterprise • small and medium-sized business • small company • SMB • SMETLAwriting a design brief

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Simon Perkins
11 NOVEMBER 2012

Design Guides for Business: Writing a design brief

"A brief is basically a set of instructions that set out what you want your designers to do, along with the objectives and parameters of the design project.

It should make clear what falls within – and outside – the scope of the work. This will help everybody refer back to where they started and make sure that the design work is developing according to your objectives.

It will also help you determine how successful the project has been when you reach the end. ...

Unfortunately, all too often briefs are agreed verbally – but a well–considered brief can act as a general grounding document if the project appears to be heading in the wrong direction, so it's well worth putting something in writing.

And remember, the brief isn't carved in stone; it can be adapted as you go along, as long as it's done in collaboration with everyone involved and the new version is also written down."

(Design Council, UK)

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Simon Perkins
09 AUGUST 2012

Last Chance: 1st year student short film about friendship

"The project has given me a close insight to working with new people and having a responsibility within a crew. I feel as though my knowledge has excelled in the moving image area. I discovered that so much hard work and effort goes into a short five minute production."

(Zoe Stroud, 2012)

Fig.1 This short film called "Last Chance" (2012) was created as part of the coursework for the 1st year Design Practice 2 module in the BA (Hons) Multimedia programme at Nottingham Trent University (UK).

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2012 • Bartholomew Bazaz • being put in a group • CanonCanon 7Dclapperboard • close group of friends • colour correctioncoursework • creative knowledge • design project • DSLR cinematography • film pre-production • film producer role • first year art and designfriendship • Georgia Hirth • group project • group workintimate image • Kalab Khaliq • learning experience • learning task • moving imageMultimedia 1st year • Nick Horton • Nick Rood • Nick Rook • Nottingham Trent UniversityNTU Multimediaon locationpartypersonal developmentpersonal research • Phillip Nodding • positive learning experience • production planning • Roma Patelshallow depth of fieldshooting scheduleshort filmstudent filmsstudent work • Tom Roberts • woods • working in a group • Zoe Stroud

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Simon Perkins
09 JULY 2012

Start JudgeGill: UK Start Academy Grad Programme

"Are you ready to be part of our golden generation? We've built a new agency that blurs the line between the physical and the interactive. Now we're looking for exceptional people to work in multi–disciplinary teams, creating experiences that make them, and us, famous. We need supremely skilled Designers, Developers, Strategists, Copywriters, Account Handlers and Producers. If that's you, then there's a place in our graduate academy to define your career and craft in this connected world. Closing date for the July intake is Friday 13th July."

(Start JudgeGill, UK)

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2012 • account handler • account managerAdidasagency cultureBarclays Bank • blurs the line • careerconnected world • copywriter • copywriters • copywriting • Costa Coffee • craftcreative industries • define your career • design agencydesign businessdesign career • design careers • design graduatesdesign industrydesign professionalsdesign projectdesign studiodesignersdevelopersdigital design • Easyjet • exceptional people • golden generation • grad programme • graduate academy • graduate bridgegraduate designers • graduate programme • graduate trainee • graphic designinteractive designinterior designMarks and Spencermoving imagemultidisciplinarymultidisciplinary teams • new agency • permanent jobs • portfolio review • portfolio viewing • post-graduate employmentpost-graduate scheme • producer • producers • professional practicereal-life studio • Start Academy Grad Programme • Start JudgeGill • strategists • structured training programme • trainee scheme • transition into post-graduate employmentUKVirgin Mediawork placement

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Simon Perkins
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