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Published on July 25, 2008

Author: problemloeser

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usability and interaction design introduction

us ·able by Lennart Grötzbach

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us·able adjective, 14 th century

adjective, 14 th century

us·able adjective, 14 th century 1. Convenient and practical for use 2. Able to be used

adjective, 14 th century

1. Convenient and practical for use

2. Able to be used

us·able adjective, 14 th century 1. Convenient and practical for use 2. Able to be used Synonyms: operable, operational, functional

adjective, 14 th century

1. Convenient and practical for use

2. Able to be used

Synonyms:

operable, operational, functional

A label for things that are …

convenient

practical

… and functional.

us able!

They do what they are supposed to and they do it well .

How are they designed?

Rocket Science?

Luck?

Seclusion?

What ’s the trick?

It takes three steps!

analyze

analyze design

analyze design test

… to make things

usable!

Look at the big picture – a nalyze .

The thing will be for someone …

Users What are their goals and tasks? What do they need? What are their abilities? What is their background? ?

What are their goals and tasks?

What do they need?

What are their abilities?

What is their background?

It will be good for something …

What is it for? No – what is it really for? What do you want to achieve with it? What else is needed? Purpose ?

What is it for?

No – what is it really for?

What do you want to achieve with it?

What else is needed?

… and it will be used somewhere ...

Where will it be used? (Place / Conditions / Organization) What rules / regulations do apply? Any other requirements? Context ?

Where will it be used?

(Place / Conditions / Organization)

What rules / regulations do apply?

Any other requirements?

Based on this, you design it.

You benchmark!

You sketch!

You prototype!

You refine!

...make it special!

Then…

Build it!

… and test it along the way !

Not just at the end.

Are your assumptions correct? Ask yourself ... ?

Are your assumptions correct?

Are your assumptions correct? Does your design work? Ask yourself ... ?

Are your assumptions correct?

Does your design work?

Are your assumptions correct? Does your design work? Is the result satisfying? Ask yourself ... ?

Are your assumptions correct?

Does your design work?

Is the result satisfying?

...and ask your future users .

And your result will turn out to be…

usable!

But what can we use this process for ?

Web-Sites!

Applications!

Products!

Machines!

Presentations! (like this one)

… basically everything !

And does this process have a name ?

Yes, it’s called …

User-Centered Design (UCD)

User Centered Design is a modern, widely practiced design philosophy rooted in the idea that users must take center-stage in the design of any computer system. Users, designers, and technical practitioners work together to articulate the wants, needs, and limitations of the user and create a system that addresses these elements. basically everything solution XXxX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXXX really?

User Centered Design is a modern, widely practiced design philosophy rooted in the idea that users must take center-stage in the design of any computer system. Users, designers, and technical practitioners work together to articulate the wants, needs, and limitations of the user and create a system that addresses these elements.

UCD is about users !

UCD is about you !

Now…

… spread the gospel!

If you want to find out more... Norman – The Design of Everyday Things Williams – The Non-Designers Design Book Cooper – The Inmates are Running the Asylum Preece – Interaction Design Cooper – About Face 3.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design

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