About this template

he template has four sections placed like four petals of a flower, namely – OBSERVE, EXPRESS, ACTIVITIES, and WANTS. Each of these sections is divided into two parts, one asking the ‘what’ and the other asking the ‘why’. For example, the OBSERVE section asks ‘What does my?’, as well as ‘How does my user express?’. 

At the bottom of the template, it is specified that while features may vary for specific disabilities, the solutions created should target pains, gains and overall experiences of all users – irrespective of their abilities.

How do I use this canvas template?

Once downloaded as a PDF, the canvas may be printed out and filled in. You can also draw out the format with reference to the PDF. Feel free to add colours, doodles or anything else you may like while synthesizing your research. Rules are created to be broken – just have fun!

If you prefer a less visual and more descriptive version of the template, you can also fill in the guidelines in this document to guide you through the same process.