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Today many companies are employing a user-centered design (UCD) process, but for most companies, usability begins and ends with the usability test. Although usability testing is a critical part of an effective user-centered life cycle, it is only one component of the UCD process. This book is focused on the requirements gathering stage, which often receives less attention than usability testing, but is equally as important. Understanding user requirements is critical to the development of a successful product.

Understanding Your Users is an easy to read, easy to implement, how-to guide on usability in the real world. It focuses on the user requirements gathering stage of product development and it provides a variety of techniques, many of which may be new to usability professionals. For each technique, readers will learn how to prepare for and conduct the activity, as well as analyze and present the data; all in a practical and hands-on way. In addition, each method presented provides different information about the user and their requirements (e.g., functional requirements, information architecture, task flows). The techniques can be used together to form a complete picture of the users' requirements or they can be used separately to address specific product questions. These techniques have helped product teams understand the value of user requirements gathering by providing insight into how users work and what they need to be successful at their tasks. Case studies from industry-leading companies demonstrate each method in action. In addition, readers are provided with the foundation to conduct any usability activity (e.g., getting buy-in from management, legal and ethicalconsiderations, setting up your facilities, recruiting, moderating activities) and to ensure the incorporation of the results into their products.

Covers all of the significant requirements gathering methods in a readable, practical way

  • Presents the foundation readers need to prepare for any requirements gathering activity and ensure that the results are incorporated into their products
  • Includes invaluable worksheet and template appendices
  • Includes a case study for each method from industry leaders
  • Written by experienced authors who teach conference courses on this subject to usability professionals and new product designers alike

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We all know of products (software, web sites, and web based applications) that are designed without input from the actual end-users. Thanks to a growing awareness of usability and market pressure, product teams now understand the importance of understanding their users and the consequences of poor usability. Now, many development teams incorporate usability into every stage of the product lifecycle. By collecting user requirements at the earliest stage of development, you immediately gain an understanding of what users need for their work, how they can improve their work with new systems, and their mental models of their domain. This information is invaluable when trying to create a superior product. This book is an easy to read, easy to implement, how-to guide on usability in the real world. It focuses on the "user requirements gathering" stage of product development, and it provides a variety of techniques, many of which may be new to usability professionals. For each technique, users will learn how it would ideally be used, and what part of the process it is best used for, and then will focus on how to use the technique in terms of collecting, interpreting, and presenting data-all in a very practical and hands-on way. A case study is included for each method; one or two will be included from Oracle projects, but cases from other companies are also included.

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each conference courses on this subject to usability professionals and new product designers alike

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Before You Choose an Activity: Learning About Your Product and Users

3. Legal & Ethical Considerations

4. Setting Up Facilities for Your User Requirements Activity

5. Preparing for Your User Requirements Activity

6. During Your User Requirements Activity

7. Interviews

8. Surveys

9. Wants and Needs Analysis

10. Card Sorting

11. Group Task Analysis

12. Focus Groups

13. Field Studies

14. Concluding Your Activity

Appendix A: Learn About Usability

Appendix B: Vendors that Offer Training in Usability Activities

Appendix C: Vendors that Consult on Usability Lab Design, Sell or Rent Equipment, or Build Labs

Appendix D: Vendors that Recruit Participants, Conduct Usability Activities for You, and/or Rent Facilities to You

Appendix E: Requirements for Creating a Participant Recruitment Database

Appendix F: Affinity Diagram

Appendix G: Computerized Quantitative Analysis Tools

Appendix H: Report Template

Appendix I: Glossary

Appendix J: References

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558609358
Author:
Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Author:
Baxter, Kathy
Author:
Courage, Catherine
Author:
Baxter, Courage, Catherine, Kathy
Subject:
Computer software
Subject:
Human-computer interaction
Subject:
User Interfaces
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Social Aspects - Human-Computer Interaction
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Computer software -- Development.
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects-Human and Computer Interaction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , We all know of products (software, web sites, and web based applications) that are designed without input from the actual end-users. Thanks to a growing awareness of usability and market pressure, product teams now understand the importance of understanding their users and the consequences of poor usability. Now, many development teams incorporate usability into every stage of the product lifecycle. By collecting user requirements at the earliest stage of development, you immediately gain an understanding of what users need for their work, how they can improve their work with new systems, and their mental models of their domain. This information is invaluable when trying to create a superior product. This book is an easy to read, easy to implement, how-to guide on usability in the real world. It focuses on the "user requirements gathering" stage of product development, and it provides a variety of techniques, many of which may be new to usability professionals. For each technique, users will learn how it would ideally be used, and what part of the process it is best used for, and then will focus on how to use the technique in terms of collecting, interpreting, and presenting data-all in a very practical and hands-on way. A case study is included for each method; one or two will be included from Oracle projects, but cases from other companies are also included.
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