Pre-Design Considerations Must Knows
Knowing precisely what you want out of your design proposal helps a lot in drafting a good set of design considerations. Because that will mean you will be very spot on in identifying the areas of considerations. Otherwise yours will simplistically be stating the obvious universal areas like, products should be safe for users and must look good, must be colorful, etc.
I suggest you include a healthy list of
- functional requirements, and
- requirements relating to how you want your users to interact with the product.
Those will come in VERY handy when you start your Idea Generation phase.
The journal is for you to record your thoughts, thinking processes and your decisions. Recordings can be done with annotations on relevant images (if required).