Research Problem: Digital Data After We Die
Execution Duration: 6 months

  1. Field of Study: The specific area you will research, the discipline your project exists within.  [2 weeks]
    – Find the themes/burning issues and related specific area, describe why they are important.
    – Develop the mind map of the themes/burning issues, connect to the wider context.
  2. Literature Review(Contextual Research): For context currently out there [4 weeks]
    – Summarise the current knowledge of research in this defined area.
    – Compare, contrast and relate different theories and practices.
    – Historical context(before) and contemporary context(now).
    – Explain your intention, what you focus for your project will be.
  3. Primary Research: Anything you get yourself. [2 weeks]
    – Observations
    – Interviews
    – Questionaries
    – Survey workshop (for target groups individually to explore what is people need).
  4. Expert Research: Narrow down to the specific problem: [2 weeks]
    – Come up with problem definition.
    – Summarise what your vision of the design solution will be.
  5. Ideation and Analysis Research: [2 weeks]
    – Brainstorming: collaborate lots of ideas and wild solutions.
    – Share inspiration/storyboard, make sure they cover the key aspects of your solution.
    – Consider the core principles underpinning your themes/burning issue and keep revising them.
    – Integrate Feedback and Iterate.
  6. Focus down to 2 Solutions: [2 weeks]
    – Processing and analysis of data.
    – Measurement and scaling techniques.
  7. Prototyping and Testing: [8 weeks]
    – Create a plan/timetable for how you’re going to implement the project.
    – Continue to iterate, solicit feedback, and build those learnings back into your solution.
    – A Ways to Grow Framework: understand how difficult your design solutions might be to implement.
  8. Decision of Final Prototype: [4 weeks]
    – Define Success: imagine what success would look like from different angles.
    – Make capabilities quick sheet for your project.
    – Measure and Evaluate your work.