Usability & Prototyping

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Blending Usability Testing with Interface Design, Prototyping and Rapid Iteration presentated at WebApps2010, Bangalore.
WebApps 2010 is a technical conference designed to bring together experts in all aspects of designing, developing and deploying Web applications. Web-based applications are revolutionizing both the features that can be delivered and the technologies for developing and deploying applications. They also involve a diverse collection of issues and technologies.

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Usability & Prototyping

  1. Usability + Prototyping Uday M. Shankar | Yahoo! Bangalore India
  2. Who am i   Been in UI/UX space for 11 years   Present: Owns PROTOTYPING in Yahoo! India   Past: Was with Nokia Bangalore   Tweets at @udayms   Blogs at udayms.wordpress.com
  3. User Interface Design Facilitating the user to perform a specific task in a specific context in a fast and efficient manner by leveraging the power of USER technology and design. TASK CONTEXT
  4. As Design Evolves Explore  &   Understand   Communicate   Validate   Low fidelity High fidelity Less functional detail More functional detail Static Interactive Less formal testing More formal testing Disposable Re-purpose-able Paper Code
  5. Age old Process
  6. ‘New’ Process 1 Visual  Designer   Interac9on  Designer   Developer  
  7. ‘New’ Process 2 Visual  Designer   Interac9on  Designer   Developer   Usability  Tester  
  8. ‘Another’ New Process Visual  Designer   Interac9on  Designer   Prototyper   User  Research   Rapid  Itera9ons  
  9. I Recommend Designer   Designer   Prototyper   User  Research   Rapid  Itera9ons   User  Research  
  10. Why?  Going back to the drawing board is not a problem!  Documented design evolution  Sign off on design decisions
  11. Do Awesome Stuff! Save Time Save Effort Save Money
  12. Prototypes
  13. Know your User
  14. Know your Competition
  15. Know your Goals
  16. Evaluate Market Value
  17. Evaluate Technical Feasibility
  18. Evaluate Design
  19. Evaluate User Experience
  20. Remember!  Keep it quick & dirty  Beware of Feature creep  Dont let ‘legacy’ design for you  Dont let design bias your user
  21. Users are not REALLY forgiving
  22. Be Technology Agnostic
  23. Experience is the driver. Not Technology.
  24. Questions?
  25. @udayms udayms.wordpress.com linkedin.com/in/udayms Thank You

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