Design Project 1 | Testing Notes

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Project 1 - Testing Session 1

What did you observe?

What did you observe and note as you watched users interact with your prototypes?

  • Many of my users looked confused when they first saw my design sketch. This is probably because my sketch wasn’t of a high enough quality to closely resemble the real product.
  • Users were confused about the purpose of the solar tracking mirror system.

What feedback did your users share after the testing?

What feedback did your users share after they've had a chance to interact with and explore your prototypes?

  • If the window is not big enough, part of the plant shelf will always be in the shade and the plants can’t receive enough sunlight.
  • Plants could choke if they are grown too close to each other. I should research the best distances between the plants for the placement of grow cups.
  • Make sure the grow cups are placed at the correct height above the water so the plants won’t drown.
  • Offer more tray configurations with different placements of grow cups to allow more types of plants grown.
  • Make the top of the tray detachable so the tray can be easily and cheaply reconfigured to grow different plants.