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Medium products/projects/services are:

  • Is a new technology-based service that replaces an existing service
  • Has 501-1,000 student and/or faculty users
  • Has 1,001 - 5,000 users
  • Requires users to take action

Step 1: Identify Top User Tasks

Identify the primary user task flow or funnel, establish at least one related user success metric, and prioritize the design to improve that metric.

Step 2: Get User Feedback

Gather and review current user feedback from available sources (e.g., support staff comments and statistics, ServiceNow incident/request data, application traffic, etc.) to uncover existing UX issues. Prioritize issues and include in your product objectives. 

Step 3: Light User Discovery

Perform light user discovery via at least one user survey and include findings in design objectives.

Step 4: Usability Research and Testing

Conduct at least one usability test at a stage early enough to allow for implementation of findings.

Step 5: Use Identity, Branding, and Style Guidelines

Review against approved Stanford branding, identity, and style guidelines to ensure compliance.

Step 6: Follow usability best practices

Review against common usability best practices to understand areas of needed improvement and to prioritize top issues into product requirements.

Step 7: Create a Plan to Measure Success, Gather User Feedback, and Iterate

Ensure subsequent and ongoing user reviews, audits, and/or feedback collection is defined in any related operations and continuous improvement plan.