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  • The needs, wants and limitations of the end user are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process. The key words here : from the conception and every step of the way to ensure they will be comfortable The chief difference between interface design and UCD is that UCD tries to optimizes the user interface around how people can, want, or need, rather than forcing the users to change how they work to accommodate the system or function. - apply not just website and software, anything that people interact with
  • This diagram shows that it is a Cycle - The process needs to be repeated Everything and every step - Analysis, Design & Development, Implementation, Deployment - is centered around the users
  • Two critical components of the UCD process. Effectiveness - can users complete tasks, achieve goals with the product, do what they want to do? Efficiency - how much effort and time do users require to achieve their goals? Satisfaction - what do users think about the product’s ease of use? Accessiblity - enhances web site,
  • UCD draws from many disciplines - cognitive psychology, anthropology, human-computer interaction, visual and graphic arts, communication, user-interface theory, linguistics, human-factors, information design, instructional design, color theory, typography, and more.
  • The needs, wants and limitations of the end user are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process. The key words here : from the conception and every step of the way to ensure they will be comfortable The chief difference between interface design and UCD is that UCD tries to optimizes the user interface around how people can, want, or need, rather than forcing the users to change how they work to accommodate the system or function. - apply not just website and software, anything that people interact with

User Centered Design User Centered Design Presentation Transcript

  • User Centered Design(UCD) WRIT 573 Presenter: Kumiko Borman
  • 1. What is UCD?
    • Interface design  user-centered design
    • It is a design philosophy and process that places the users at the center right from the beginning and throughout the product cycle.
  • 2. UCD Process Adopted from: User-Centered Design http://usability.msu.edu/approach.aspx
  • 3. UCD asks questions such as …
    • Who are the users?
    • What are their tasks and goals?
    • What are their experience levels?
    • What functions do they need?
    • What information do they want and in what form?
    • How do they think the product should work?
    • How can the design facilitate their cognitive processes?
  • 4. UCD Elements
    • Usability
      • Measures effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction
    • Accessibility
      • Ensures products are understandable and usable for users of all abilities.
  • 5. How to Develop User-Centered Web Sites
    • Involve users from the beginning
    • Know your users
    • Analyze user tasks and goals
    • Don’t settle on a final direction too soon
    • Test for usability - repeatedly!
    User-Centered Design and Web Development, Society for Technical Communication http://www.stcsig.org/usability/topics/articles/ucd%20_web_devel.html
  • 6. Usability Guidelines
    • Visibility
    • Memory Load
    • Feedback
    • Accessibility
    • Navigation/Orientation
    • Errors
    • Legibility
    • Language
    • Visual Design
  • Conclusion
    • User-centered design cuts costs and increase user satisfaction and productivity.