Introducing the Practice2:05 with Nick Pettit
In this practice session, you'll create an empathy map to help identify what users say, how they think, what they do, and how they feel in relation to an app.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Nick. 0:09 As a user experience designer, 0:10 your users are the most important consideration when designing your app. 0:12 The more you know about your users, the better the user experience will be. 0:17 Empathy maps are used as a way for designers and 0:21 other stakeholders to dive into what the users say, how they think, 0:24 what they do, and how they feel in relation to your app or business. 0:29 Let's take a look at coolors.co. 0:35 You can find a link to this and the notes associated with this video. 0:38 coolors.co is a color inspiration website where users can generate color schemes. 0:42 Let's assume that this site's users fall into these demographics. 0:50 Users come from all over the world. 0:54 They are mostly in the 25 to 35 age range. 0:57 And most users are in the web development profession. 1:01 Now that you have the specifics of a typical user, 1:07 it's time to create an empathy map. 1:10 To start, select a name and picture for this user. 1:13 This makes the user feel more real and 1:17 creates a clearer picture of who this person is. 1:20 I recommend just finding a photo online. 1:23 The empathy map you're going to create will help you develop a complete 1:27 persona later on, so take the time to create a detailed map. 1:31 Then you need to add details to each section of the empathy map 1:36 in relation to coolors.co's website. 1:41 What would this person say about the site? 1:45 What would they be thinking as they navigate the site? 1:48 What would this person do on the site? 1:51 And how would they feel when visiting or using the site? 1:54 Fill in the chart with your details, and 1:59 I'll meet you in the next video to show you my solution. 2:01
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