Handbook of User-Centered Design Methods

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9780127578538: Handbook of User-Centered Design Methods

Every day, HCI and UX specialists are faced with projects with unique requirements and challenges. There are hundreds of user-centered design methods, and knowing which to choose, when, can be overwhelming.

Chauncey Wilson, Senior User Researcher at Autodesk and 30+ year industry and academic veteran, has gathered over 100 tried and tested user-centered design methods and compiled them into one handbook. The Handbook of User-Centered Design Methods doesn't just bring together years of experience and the practices of the experts. This book includes methods for generating ideas, developing online questionnaires, identifying requirements, developing user interface specifications, inspecting user interfaces, analyzing data, testing products for usability, and much more, helping you decide which practice and process is best for your product.

Providing case studies and tips to accompany the vast range of methods, The Handbook of User-Centered Design Methods delivers a definitive and important HCI reference guide that is essential to every library.

*The first HCI reference guide to collect the knowledge of HCI experts from not just books, but conference workshops and seminars

*Presents not only the core methods of usability research, but also variations of, giving a plethora of options while not being overwhelming

*Highlights major issues and controversies with each method, letting you know which design process is right for you

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Chauncey is extremely well qualified to write this book. Many readers will already be aware of the various bibliographies he has put together over the years, the references he posts to online discussion lists, and his other contributions to the professional community. In short, Chauncey is highly regarded in the HCI field, and I think that many people would buy this book simply because he wrote it. --Carolyn Snyder, Snyder Consulting

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