Jane Dorn’s Process Book:
Jane’s process presentation is clear and thorough. It follows a timeline and explores the inside of Jane’s head, the Discussion Boards and the actions she took throughout ideation and during the execution phase (and of course, the final product being used in context).
It’s thorough and the final product is polished, but I have have to say anything I’d say I wish there were a clearer information hierarchy in the layout of the process book. A combination of less subtle headlines and/or color coding that help shape the way the content is presented would have helped me understand the process book in 20 seconds instead of 5 minutes. Technical and petty remark I know, but I’m thinking of these projects in terms of what I would’ve or wouldn’t have done.
April Bliss’ Process Book:
I remember seeing an example of April’s work last year in 504 and how impressed I was with her dedication to her work. April’s process includes an incredible amount of approaches and techniques, including extensive qualitative research, thumbnailing, sketching, mind maps, prototyping, more research and surveys, the whole meticulously documented. Not a word or an image is missing. She ends with a thorough exploration of her final product being used in context.
I love April’s thoroughness in both examples presented in the course unit. The process books are absolutely thorough and so long that an index would not have been remiss. He actual methodology is non-linear at the analysis phase and goes back and forth between ideation, research, and sketching/prototyping with a lot of backtracking and restarts. I would include any and all of her methods into my process, especially her extensive mood/experience boards, a step I tend to usually skip.
Jamie Turpin’s Process Book:
Intense, just like her actual process. The book and the process are more linear that either April’s or Jane’s, but boy does she dive deep into every stage of the process. Her final accordion looks like it’s been created by magic, but a reading of the process demystifies it and shows all the unbelievable hard work that went into it.
I am inspired by the time and dedication all 3 put into their projects.