Scenarios

Standard

“A scenario is a concise description of a persona using a product to achieve a goal” (Cooper).

concise : short but complete; breadth instead of depth

product : assume the product (software or physical device) exists, even if it doesn’t

goal : the reason why we perform a task

Used to validate design, check assumptions.

Create a shared understanding of end users.

Prototyping

Standard

Some useful tools – not tried all of them

Personas

Aside

http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/projects/utopia/utopia.mov

Personas

http://www.interactionbydesign.com/presentations/olsen_persona_toolkit.pdf

Name Generator – http://www.namegenerator.biz/random-name-generator.php

Persona templates – http://aarronwalter.com/design-personas/

http://www.romanpichler.com/blog/agile-product-innovation/persona-template-for-agile-product-management/

Nice template from here http://www.premiumdw.com/case-studies/a-website-project-workflow-that-works/

Tons of templates:

https://sites.google.com/site/superuserfriendly/templates/persona-template

THe Book – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0672316498/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

User Centred Design

Standard

Reading List Links:

Contextual Design

Contextual Design: Defining Customer Centred Systems – Karen Holtzblatt & Hugh Beyer

http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/uclan/items/595655?query=holtzblatt&resultsUri=items%3Fquery%3Dholtzblatt

http://www.free-knowledge.org/encyclopedia/contextual_design.html

Goal Directed Design

About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design – Alan Cooper

http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/uclan/items/913543?query=Alan+Cooper&resultsUri=items%3Fquery%3DAlan%2BCooper

https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9780470171356

Task Centred Design

http://hcibib.org/tcuid

https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9780470171356