Empathic Walkthrough: Idea Generation Through Empathy
Empathic Walkthrough is a design method that empowers designers to connect more with the sociocultural context of the user, as a means of stimulating empathy for the user and to adequately foreground the problems they might be facing.
Framework of ethics used:
You will need:
Materials: Previously defined concepts or problem spaces, post-it notes, pens,
Participants: 5 participants and above
Steps (Gray, et. al, 2015):
- Identification of users through previously provided personas, developed personas, or other secondary user research
- Problem definition developed by the instructor, often included in the design brief
- Concept sketch, including brief description of functionality, if available
Gray, C. M., McKIlligan, S., Daly, S. R., Seifert, C. M., & Gonzalez, R. (2015, June). Idea generation through empathy: Reimagining the ‘cognitive walkthrough’. In 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (pp. 26-871).
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