What are the most effective mental and methodological processes that UX designers use to convert analytical data to UI?
What cognitive tools are used?
While planning an "Introduction to UI" course in the company I work for, I came across an interesting question. After we have done all the analysis we need (Task, users, environment, competitive and so on), we need to convert this data into a conceptual model or simply said - a UI solution. In order to do so - each one of us has a method in place. Some have a very abstract "Black box" which they never tried to explain. Others have well structured steps and methodologies. Some may have tools they use.
I will be glad to discuss these, as this is a very important skill to teach.