User-Centered Design: An Integrated Approach / Edition 1by Karel Vredenburg, Scott Isensee, Carol Righi
Pub. Date: 12/13/2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall
User-Centered Design: An Integrated Approach will help you optimize your customers' total experience with any technology product or service - from purchase and installation through support, upgrades, and beyond. Karel Vredenburg, Scott Isensee, and Carol Righi, the field's leading experts, present methods, techniques, case studies, and CD-ROM-based tools for introducing, deploying, and optimizing UCD to make products that are simpler, more elegant, more powerful, and more profitable.
Table of Contents
1. Taking Stock.
Your Current Organization and Products. Your Preliminary Road Map. Dealing with the “Yeah, Buts…”
2. The Integrated Approach.
What's in a Name? What Are the Benefits of Integrated UCD? What Types of Projects Can Benefit from the Approach? What's the Primary Target of UCD? The Six Principles of UCD. Multidisciplinary Design and User Feedback. Project Optimization. Providing Universal Access with UCD. Summary.
3. Introducing the Approach.
Make the Message Simple. Spend Time on Education. Get On “Every Train Leaving the Station”. Get the Right and Best Skills. Include the Right Methods. Carefully Select a Pilot Project. Identify a Champion. Optimize Your Organization Structure. Ensure That Your Specialized Staff Stay Technically Vital. Secure Appropriate Funding. Create the Infrastructure. Track Progress. Recognize and Celebrate Success. Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. The History of UCD at IBM. Frequently Asked Questions.
4. Deploying the Approach.
Linear or Iterative? Planning Phase. Concept Phase. Detailed Design and Development Phase. Life-Cycle Management Phase.
5. Optimizing Your Implementation of the Approach.
Education, Performance Support, Organizational Learning. Multidisciplinary Communication and Collaboration. Recruiting Participants. Web-Enabled Studies. CD Lab Tools. Automated Usage Capture. Information Analysis and Interpretation. Tracking Progress. Future Trends. Methodology Integration. Keeping Abreast of Improvements.
About the Authors.
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