At UXReactor we know Pragmatic means consistent, replicable, measurable, and scalable. And we have created a framework to bring these outcomes to running all of our design reviews. You can start to do so with your design reviews by utilizing these four important but understandable components:
The first part of a Pragmatic Design Review is stating the problem to be solved very clearly and succinctly. This allows everyone involved to speak the same language as they address and analyze the solutions.
The second piece of a Pragmatic Design Review is stating very accurately why the problem is important. Doing so gives clarity to what the dynamics of the problem is, and focus on the problem you are trying to solve.
The third step in a Pragmatic Design Review is precisely and objectively articulating the multiple ways you have tried to solve the problem. This is when the team should be talking and sharing the different variations and explorations they’ve done.
The final component to a Pragmatic Design Review is very clearly presenting how you know you have solved the problem. This is when you bring in the data and other metrics you have to show that you have designed the optimal solution.
Byfollowing these four steps when you run a design review you can create Pragmatic outcomes. Because of its simplicity, it can be taught to anyone on your organization. It brings more clarity and objectivity to running this sometimes convoluted process we call UX. And most importantly it delivers value from day one.
We hope you found this helpful, and we would love to hear from you about what you find useful when running design reviews. Please drop us a line at hello@uxreactor