USER CENTERED DESIGN notes.docx - USER CENTERED DESIGN There is an international standard that forms the basis for UCD(ISO 13407 Human centred design

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USER CENTERED DESIGN There is an international standard that forms the basis for UCD (ISO 13407: Human centred design process for interactive systems) “Human-centred design is an approach to interactive system development that focuses specifically on making systems usable. It is a multi-disciplinary activity which incorporates human factors and ergonomics knowledge and techniques. The application of human factors and ergonomics to interactive systems design enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human working conditions, and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety and performance. Applying ergonomics to the design of systems involves taking account of human capabilities, skills, limitations and needs.” Models and approaches For example, the user-centered design process can help software designers to fulfill the goal of a product engineered for their users. User requirements are considered right from the beginning and included into the whole product cycle. These requirements are noted and refined through investigative methods including: ethnographic study, contextual inquiry , prototype testing, usability testing and other methods. Generative methods may also be used including: card sorting, affinity diagramming and participatory design sessions. In addition, user requirements can be inferred by careful analysis of usable products similar to the product being designed.
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  • Spring '16
  • Magu
  • User-centered design

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