The Resonant Interface HCI Foundations for Interaction Design First Edition by Steven Heim Chapter 5: Design Chapter 5 Design Technology Myopia Conceptual Design Physical Design Evaluation Physical Design Cont. Interface Design Standards Technology Myopia
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by Steven Heim
Integrate technology and human activities carefully
Card Sorting can be used to discover user-centered groupings
Result of a card sort
Is a web of concepts that are linked through association.
“Personas are derived from patterns observed during interviews with and observations of users and potential user (and sometimes customers) of a product”
(Cooper & Reimann, 2003, 67)
Discuss example on pp 160 of the text book
Personas should be a strict reflection of the information derived from the collection activities.
If you cannot point to a direct one-to-one relation with an observed user behavior, then that particular persona characteristic is either unnecessary or, more important, erroneous and will lead to incorrect design decisions.
Scenarios afford a rich picture of the user’s tasks
People are more comfortable criticizing paper prototypes
Begin evaluations early in the design process.
See Lec2HCIMI.doc page 7
Wireframes help to create template layouts that can be used to impose a consistent structure throughout the interface
Use page layouts that are common to the domain
Use flexible design for Web pages