I am thinking about a way which is easy-top-apply for turning (user) research into Requirements, Needs and Goals – so the prerequisites for the actual design process.
This is because I am planning a course on IxD for my fellow Media Design Students. The focus is on practial issues because I know that a unclear or too complicated suggested work process will not be applied in later projects. The literature offers quite a lot of ressources for that step but the suggested solutions that seem to be very extensive. I deal with creative-thinking people as well, so it is most likely that a "helpful framework" is going to be accepted contrary to something that feels rigid and constraining.
Do you have suggestions or ressources for an easy-to-apply-workflow for establishing requirements and goals?
What is in your eyes described in the literature but could be left out and what is most important for the applied process?