Amazon Fire TV Recast
Fire TV Recast allows you to watch and record over the air TV on Fire TV, Echo Show and mobile devices. I am responsible for the entire mobile experience (including device setup, on iOS/Android/Fire OS phones and tablets) and a large portion of the experience on Fire TV.
Very similar to other projects on Fire TV, the design process looks like this from a high level: I work with visual designers and UX writers to polish and fine tune my designs. I then work with user researcher to test our designs with real customer in lab studies. Based on the feedbacks, we iterate and improve. However, with Fire TV Recast, I added prototyping into my process.
Although there are full time design technologists in my larger design team, I taught myself basic prototyping skills regardless. While the DTs focuses on building very fully featured, high fidelity prototypes in the later stages of the general design process, I focus on baking light weight, low/ mid fidelity prototypes into my everyday personal process. The prototypes usually focus on 1 or 2 interactions and can be built within hours; such speed allows me to quickly iterate and share ideas accurately with key stake holders without lengthy setup and formal meetings.
For Fire TV Recast, most of my prototypes were built with Origami Studio in combination with Sketch.
As the lead designer on this project, I was there from start to finish. Sticking with a product from planning to shipping taught me a lot about working with a large groups of people. I got to experience both the thrill of big thinkings and the painful truth of reality.