Developing a User-Centered Software Design Approach Self-Study Course

Developing a User-Centered Software Design Approach Self-Study Course

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Developing a User-Centered Software Design Approach will identify the principles and benefits of a user-centered design and help to determine a practical approach to promoting user-centered design methodology in organizations
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Course Topics Introducing User-Centered Design
  • Identify the goals of usability and User-Centered Design
  • Identify the main trends in the evolution of human-computer interaction and user interface design, and the main challenges facing User-Centered Design
  • Identify the main aspects of a UCD culture and the criteria for success in its development in an organization
  • Determine why an organization should adopt a User-Centered Design culture and how it can be achi…

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Developing a User-Centered Software Design Approach will identify the principles and benefits of a user-centered design and help to determine a practical approach to promoting user-centered design methodology in organizations
Audience
Course Topics Introducing User-Centered Design
  • Identify the goals of usability and User-Centered Design
  • Identify the main trends in the evolution of human-computer interaction and user interface design, and the main challenges facing User-Centered Design
  • Identify the main aspects of a UCD culture and the criteria for success in its development in an organization
  • Determine why an organization should adopt a User-Centered Design culture and how it can be achieved, given a scenario
  • Recognize User-Centered Design principles and best practices
  • Identify the business and usability factors of design, and the criteria for effective design
  • Determine the guidelines and factors that affect design in a given scenario
Developing an Application Using User-Centered Design
  • Distinguish between approaches to software design and identify the main steps in usability testing in a given scenario
  • Identify the elements of the user research plan and task analysis
  • Define users, user requirements, and the interaction framework
  • Conduct user research
  • Identify good user interface design and navigation techniques
  • Recognize user interaction elements that demonstrate best practice in design
  • Identify best practices for notification messages and online help design
  • Assess how to improve the visual interface design for an application in a given scenario
The Iterative Process in User-Centered Design
  • Determine recommendations for usability testing
  • Organize a focus group
  • Design a survey
  • Design a usability test and a survey, and organize a focus group
  • Analyze the results of a usability test, focus group, and survey
  • Use the iterative development model for product design
  • Analyze the results of user research and apply the iterative development model to improve product design
Practical Examples of User-Centered Design
  • Identify good GUI design techniques for Windows applications
  • Apply user-centered design best practices to GUI interface layout and features
  • Identify good web site design techniques
  • Design a user-centered web site

Course Objectives
  • Identify the principles and benefits of user_centered design and determine a practical approach to promoting user-centered design methodology in organizations
  • Conduct user research and design effective user interface and interaction elements
  • Design usability tests and surveys, organize focus groups, and analyze feedback to implement findings for improving product design
  • To design user-centered Windows applications and web sites

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