It is an understood factor in travel that if the journey starts even half a degree wrong then the final destination will be considerably different from where the person intended to be, this is for many why there is a make do culture when working with technology requirements. Unfortunately bad requirements gathering can seriously derail a project before it really begins.
User centered design (UCD) is a project approach that puts the intended users (audience) of a product or piece of technology at the centre of its research, design and development. It does this by talking directly to the user at key points in the project to make sure the product or piece of technology will
The following is the first page of a Web Governance document I created and have used with a number of institutions, it’s here to layout one way to tackle this really complex type of project. 1.0 Introduction 1.1 …Background This document is intended to support the decision making process to re-establish xxxxxxxxx Web Presence
Security and trust are vital principals in building interpersonal and business relationships. These same principles should be employed to both directly and indirectly communicate with users. The following post shows how the construction of password reset challenge questions tell a narrative story of capability and intention as much as supporting text and brand values of the system and service that is secured by them.
Getting into user experience, what you need to know? What will a person need to be able to do to get into user experience; 1. Can you think? Not the most subtle way to ask, but can you be creative? Thinking at the beginning of a project can save a huge amount of money and time
I have been an Agile practitioner a very long time, in fact as an Instructional Designer I was very excited when Agile was created based upon Computer Human Interaction methods and thinking. As one complete fully applied process Agile is astoundingly effective at bringing together all the best capabilities within a project team and totally
While any kind of user testing is better than none, usability testing out of context is like testing a car on water, it gives some basic information and not a lot more. If performance and use are important at all, then testing should take place in an environment standard to the expected users.
The following is a paper I wrote in 2005. From WWW/Internet 2005 Proceedings Converting browsers to buyers: exploring what drives consumer choice in internet e-commerce Why do internet users behave as they do, are their activities solely determined by website design? Or do they create their own pathways as a response to designated systems. For many, internet
There seems to be a huge level of confusion around user experience (UX) but one of the key things is that user interface UI is not the user experience UX Simple digital systems are constructed with several interlinked components; User Interface – what the user sees Interface Logic – what the user can do Logical
Philosophy of UX User experience is about making people’s lives better not just changed A persons experience is based in their mind and their emotions and can be established by both actual interaction and reflective (biographical experience) inputs. In UX we define inputs in digital or real world frameworks which enable the creation of solutions