User Centered Design

Looks at the application design process, describing how to create user-friendly applications.

Author: Travis Lowdermilk

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449359805

Category: Computers

Page: 135

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Looks at the application design process, describing how to create user-friendly applications.

User Centered Design Stories

In this book, the reader is asked to analyze dozens of UCD work situations and propose solutions for the problem set.

Author: Carol Righi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080481558

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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User-Centered Design Stories is the first user-centered design casebook with cases covering the key tasks and issues facing UCD practitioners today. Intended for both students and practitioners, this book follows the Harvard Case study method, where the reader is placed in the role of the decision-maker in a real-life professional situation. In this book, the reader is asked to analyze dozens of UCD work situations and propose solutions for the problem set. The problems posed in the cases cover a wide variety of key tasks and issues faced by practitioners, including those related to organizational/managerial topics, UCD methods and processes, and technical/ project issues. The benefit of the casebook and its organization is that it offers new practitioners (as well as experienced practitioners working in new settings) valuable practice in decision-making that cannot be obtained by simply reading a book or attending a seminar. The first User-Centered Design Casebook, with cases covering the key tasks and issues facing UCD practitioners today. Each chapter based on real world cases with complex problems, giving readers as close to a real-world experience as possible. Offers "the things you don't learn in school," such as innovative and hybrid solutions that were actually used on the problems discussed.

Fundamentals of User Centered Design

There has been some solid work done in the area of User-Centered Design (UCD) over the last few years.

Author: Brian Still

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498764391

Category: Computers

Page: 329

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There has been some solid work done in the area of User-Centered Design (UCD) over the last few years. What’s been missing is an in-depth, comprehensive textbook that connects UCD to usability and User Experience (UX) principles and practices. This new textbook discusses a theoretical framework in relation to other design theories. It provides a repeatable, practical process for implementation, offering numerous examples, methods, and case studies for support, and it emphasizes best practices in specific environments, including mobile and web applications, print products, as well as hardware.

Elements of User Experience The

This new edition of The Elements of User Experience cuts through that complexity with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques.

Author: Jesse James Garrett

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321624645

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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From the moment it was published almost ten years ago, Elements of User Experience became a vital reference for web and interaction designers the world over, and has come to define the core principles of the practice. Now, in this updated, expanded, and full-color new edition, Jesse James Garrett has refined his thinking about the Web, going beyond the desktop to include information that also applies to the sudden proliferation of mobile devices and applications. Successful interaction design requires more than just creating clean code and sharp graphics. You must also fulfill your strategic objectives while meeting the needs of your users. Even the best content and the most sophisticated technology won't help you balance those goals without a cohesive, consistent user experience to support it. With so many issues involved—usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction design— creating the user experience can be overwhelmingly complex. This new edition of The Elements of User Experience cuts through that complexity with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques. Garrett gives readers the big picture of user experience development, from strategy and requirements to information architecture and visual design.

User Centered Design

The user-centered design process works against subjective assumptions about user behavior. It requires proof that your design decisions are effective. If user-centered design is done correctly, your application becomes an outcome of ...

Author: Travis Lowdermilk

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449359836

Category: Computers

Page: 154

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How do you design engaging applications that people love to use? This book demonstrates several ways to include valuable input from potential clients and customers throughout the process. With practical guidelines and insights from his own experience, author Travis Lowdermilk shows you how usability and user-centered design will dramatically change the way people interact with your application. Learn valuable strategies for conducting each stage of the design process—from interviewing likely users and discovering your application’s purpose to creating a rich user experience with sound design principles. User-Centered Design is invaluable no matter what platform you use or audience you target. Explore usability and how it relates to user-centered design Learn how to deal with users and their unique personalities Clarify your application’s purpose, using a simple narrative to describe its use Plan your project’s development with a software development life cycle Be creative within the context of your user experience goals Use visibility, consistency, and other design principles to enhance user experience Collect valuable user feedback on your prototype with surveys, interviews, and usability studies

User Centered Design of Online Learning Communities

The easiest way to jump to the desirable stage is to involve the users in the early stages of design. To Karat and Bennett (1991), user-centered means that: ...the total system function is crafted to meet requirements for effective user ...

Author: Lambropoulos, Niki

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599043609

Category: Education

Page: 403

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"This book is anchored in the concept that information technology empowers and enhances learners' capabilities adopting a learning summit on using the machine for the augmentation of human intellect for productivity, improvement, and innovation at individual, organizational, societal, national, and global levels"--Provided by publisher.

User Centered Design for Medical Visualization

Therefore, this book attempts to reflect such a trend by collecting a number of different research works and surveys in medical visualization with particular emphasis on User-Centered Design (UCD). In general terms, UCD is an approach ...

Author: Dong, Feng

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047799

Category: Computers

Page: 434

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"This book features a comprehensive review of advances in medical visualization and human-computer interaction. It investigates the human roles during a visualization process, specifically motivation-based design, user-based design, and perception-and-cognitive-based design. It also provides real-world examples and insight into the analytical and architectural aspects of user centered design"--Provided by publisher.

User Centered Design for First Year Library Instruction Programs

USER-CENTERED DESIGN The second goal of our book is to frame the process of programmatic development within the context of user-centered design (UCD). Like programmatic design, UCD is cyclical and evolutionary, involving the repeated ...

Author: Cinthya M. Ippoliti

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Tap into the tools, techniques, and resources necessary for enhancing the freshman library experience by utilizing this how-to guide that applies an innovative approach to literacy and library instruction for college freshmen. • Offers tools, techniques, and resources for creating a successful first-year information literacy and library instruction program • Defines user-centered design • Includes actual activities and steps needed to develop a library instruction program • Covers in-class and one-time instruction as well as more extended learning • Provides a practical, how-to approach that is useful to four-year, two-year, and community colleges alike

User Centered Design Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses MOOCs

It implies that a software designer should visualize the universal Design as an objective that can be reach by including to ... User Centered Design contributes to Universal Access and Usability, but the key to Universal Usability is a ...

Author: Mendoza-Gonzalez, Ricardo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466697447

Category: Education

Page: 323

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In today’s society, educational opportunities have evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Most universities have implemented virtual learning environments in an effort to provide more opportunities for potential or current students seeking alternative and more affordable learning solutions. User-Centered Design Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) focuses on the best practices and effective design of student interaction within virtual learning environments. Highlighting strategies from human-computer interaction experiences and user-centered models, as well as emergent approaches and implementation techniques, this reference publication is designed for computer science students, academics, researchers, instructional designers, IT professionals, software developers, and educators interested in mobile technologies, social learning, and educational inclusion.

User centered Web Development

Corporate Examples In many cases , user - centered web development comes down to the issue of money . Companies realize that bad web design means lost revenue . For example , the e - commerce web site of IBM was very hard to use ...

Author: Jonathan Lazar

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763714313

Category: Computers

Page: 293

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Frequently, Web sites are designed without considering the needs of the users. As a result, the Web site often fails to fulfill its intended purpose. User-Centered Web Development guides readers through the process of designing Web-based resources based on the needs of the user. This text will take the reader from the initial idea of developing a Web site, through determining the mission of the Web site, collecting the requirements, designing the pages, performing usability testing, and implementing and managing a Web site. Further, large case studies will assist readers in comprehending how these user-centered design concepts can be applied to real-world settings. The author has shown how to implement his design concepts in three case studies spread throughout the book, a non-profit, an educational Web site and Eastman Kodak.