Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered Design by Karen Holtzblatt, Jessamyn Burns Wendell, Shelley Wood | | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered Design / Edition 1

Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered Design / Edition 1

by Karen Holtzblatt, Shelley Wood, Jessamyn Burns Wendell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123540518

ISBN-13: 9780123540515

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Is it impossible to schedule enough time to include users in your design process? Is it difficult to incorporate elaborate user-centered design techniques into your own standard design practices? Do the resources needed seem overwhelming?

This handbook introduces Rapid CD, a fast-paced, adaptive form of Contextual Design. Rapid CD is a hands-on guide for anyone

Overview

Is it impossible to schedule enough time to include users in your design process? Is it difficult to incorporate elaborate user-centered design techniques into your own standard design practices? Do the resources needed seem overwhelming?

This handbook introduces Rapid CD, a fast-paced, adaptive form of Contextual Design. Rapid CD is a hands-on guide for anyone who needs practical guidance on how to use the Contextual Design process and adapt it to tactical projects with tight timelines and resources.

Rapid Contextual Design provides detailed suggestions on structuring the project and customer interviews, conducting interviews, and running interpretation sessions. The handbook walks you step-by-step through organizing the data so you can see your key issues, along with visioning new solutions, storyboarding to work out the details, and paper prototype interviewing to iterate the design—all with as little as a two-person team with only a few weeks to spare!

*Includes real project examples with actual customer data that illustrate how a CD project actually works.
• Covers the entire scope of a project, from deciding on the number and type of interviews, to interview set up and analyzing collected data. Sample project schedules are also included for a variety of different types of projects.
• Provides examples of how-to write affinity notes and affinity labels, build an affinity diagram, and step-by-step instructions for consolidating sequence models.
• Shows how to use consolidated data to define a design within tight time frames with examples of visions, storyboards, and paper prototypes.
• Introduces CDTools™, the first application designed to support customer-centered design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123540515
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Interactive Technologies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Planning Your Rapid CD Project
Chapter 3: Planning Your Contextual Interviews
Chapter 4: The Contextual Inquiry Interview
Chapter 5: Contextual Interview Interpretation Session
Chapter 6: Work Modeling
Chapter 7: Building an Affinity Diagram
Chapter 8: Consolidated Sequence Models
Chapter 9: Using Contextual Data to Write Personas
Chapter 10: Walking the Affinity and Consolidated Sequences
Chapter 11: Visioning a New Way to Work
Chapter 12: Storyboarding
Chapter 13: Testing with Paper Prototypes
Chapter 14: Paper Prototype Interviews
Chapter 15: Rapid CD and Other Methodologies
Chapter 16: Issues of Organizational Adoption
Appendix 1: Supply Checklist
Index

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