Tuesday, 21 September 2010

User centred design - free e-book

A short e-book covering three key attributes of user centred design. If you prefer a narrative storytelling approach to the textbook theory type, this is worth a look.

The book concludes with a flowchart which does a great job of illustrating the ideal process of design.

flowchart of user centred design process

In the rush to get a website or application built, too often analysis of the opportunity is lacking and thinking through the context of use based on shaky assumptions. Personally, I prefer Jesse James Garrett's Elements of User Experience diagram, but this is great too, coming at the user centred design process from a different angle.

User-Centered Design: The Fable of the User-Centered Designer by David Travis - Download the PDF from Userfocus.co.uk

The elements of user experience by Jesse James Garrett - a previous blog post

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