John Han

2016- Ongoing

Journal, Copy, UX Design?

Undesigned Ideas

Hey designer! What is this?!

So what is this aspiring UX designer doing showcasing unfinished designs on his portfolio. Well, I'm often inspired from analyzing problems during conversations I have with my peers, friends, and family members. Why? well because if I hear about a problem, my design-mind starts to think about why the problem exists, and how we could eliminate the cause. 

The main reason I had got into design was due to me just hating the way everything worked around me. Whether or not it had been small moments like trying to figure out the door had been a ‘push’ or ‘pull’, life had been filled with nothing but challenges that tested my patience. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to sound like a pessimistic brat who fails who recognizes why the way things are, but can’t they be better? As a designer, should I not be challenging such scenarios, and trying to make them better?

Anyways, what am trying to get out of this segment in my portfolio, are design project briefs I had always wanted to dive deeper towards. These segments represent my interests and ability to understand the problem space; however, also my inability to produce a finalized deliverable. 


Welcome, to my UnDesigned Concepts!

Connected Condo 

(December 2017)

User Story 

(What are the problems people have to deal with?)

  • What are the concierge doing in my condo? 
  • I have no idea how my condo amenities work…
  • I don’t know any of my condo neighbours.

Assumptions 

(Why do people have these problems?)

  • Concierges are often sitting around doing nothing in front of residence members, gives off an image of laziness and unwillingness to work 
  • Concierges often have to deal with complaints and problems from the residence, they do not control and solutions to.
  • Does the residence want to get to know their neighbours? 

What If? 

(How would a scenario of the eliminated problem look like?)

  • What if residence never had to counter problems?
  • What if residence didn’t need concierges?
  • What if every residence members knew each other?

How Might We? 

(What is the design solution?)

  • Empower residence members the ability to understand and control the status within their condo and amenities?
  • Empower concierges with the ability to provide and deliver immediate solutions towards the residence?

 

Movie Essences

(October 2016)

User Story 

(What are the problems people have to deal with?)

  • Movie lovers struggle in finding good movies
  • Movie suggestions from others often disappoints
  • Good movies build expectations, which the next movie cannot follow upon

Assumptions 

(Why do people have these problems?)

  • Are movie lovers struggling to find new movies?
  • Is there a problem in watching bad film?

What If? 

(How would a scenario of the eliminated problem look like?)

  • What if every movie had been enjoyable

How Might We? 

(What is the design solution?)

  • Create a universal metric used to evaluate movies?
  • Provide the perfect trailer which motivates users to understand the film, and still make the watching experience enjoyable?
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