Class notes: Week 2 – User-centeredness as an approach

We discussed in class key concepts from the readings in order to get the BIG PICTURE about user-centered, and more specifically, goal-directed design. They can be thought of as general approaches to design (and even life!), or as a process to be followed, that includes a set of design principles.

As soon as a student emails me the list of concepts we put on the board, I will paste it here.

Your TO DO list for Week 3 includes:

TO DO:
1.    Set up RSS feed reader
2.    Subscribe to classmates’ blogs
3.    Find ONE interesting blog related to class (besides UX Magazine) and subscribe to it; Also write a blog post about it: URL, what it is about, who authors it, why it is interesting
4.    Class readings – will be posted on BB before the weekend
5.    Keep blogging & commenting – please consider blogging your take-away from class discussion (and including your concept map)

Questions? Comments about class? Suggestions? Please let me know in the comments below.

[Update:] Here is the list of concepts we wrote on the board:

effectiveness

satisfaction

efficiency

usability

ease of use

constrains

affordance

mapping

visibility

conceptual model

design

user-centered design

goal-directed design

personas

pattern

approach

user context

form

user research

metrics

feedback

natural design

interactive design

interaction design

psychology

user experience

user interface

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