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Table Of Contents

Our World Has Changed
What Is User-Centered Design?
UCD Is Not Usability
UCD Is Not Subjective
UCD Is Not Just Design
UCD Is Not a Waste of Time or Money
What If I Don’t Have Access to Users?
Knowing When to Listen to Users and When to Not
Dealing with Different Types of Users
The Information Overloader
The Control Freak
The Devil’s Advocate
Dealing with Negativity
Having a Plan
How Do I Know Which Plan Is Right for Me?
Creating a Team Mission Statement
Defining Your Project
Collecting User Requirements
Creating Functional Requirements
Documenting Data and Workflow Models
Documenting Prototypes
Reviewing Your Documentation
Creating a Personal Manifesto
Exercising Restraint
Building a Narrative
Creating Personas
Creating Scenarios
Creativity and User Experience
Having User-Experience Goals
Creativity Requires Courage and Hard Work
Pick Up a Pencil
Creative Freedom
Understanding Your Goal
Steal (I Mean Borrow) from Others
Creativity Requires Questioning
Hierarchy
Mental Models and Metaphors
Progressive Disclosure
Consistency
Affordance and Constraints
Confirmation
How Many Users Will I Need?
Surveys
Conducting Interviews
Task Analysis
Heuristic Evaluation
Storyboarding
Using Prototypes
A/B Testing
Usability Studies
What Are Usability Studies?
Creating a Testing Plan
Introduction
Reassurance
Testing Guidelines
Tasks
Conclusion
Thanks
What You’ll Need
Stopwatch
Notepad
Environment
Spreadsheet or Database
Cameras or Audio Recording
Conducting the Study
Don’t Hesitate to Practice
Compiling Your Findings
Tools for Prototyping
Websites
Sample Project Template
References
Index
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User-Centered Design: A Developer's Guide to Building User-Friendly Applications

User-Centered Design: A Developer's Guide to Building User-Friendly Applications

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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

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

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