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Alan Cooper

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Nikita Ischenkohas quoted7 months ago
This book has a simple premise: If we design and develop digital products in such a way that the people who use them can easily achieve their goals, they will be satisfied, effective, and happy.
Nikita Ischenkohas quoted7 months ago
Design, according to industrial designer Victor Papanek, is the conscious and intuitive effort to impose meaningful order. We propose a somewhat more detailed definition of human-oriented design activities:
Understanding the desires, needs, motivations, and contexts of people using products
Understanding business, technical, and domain opportunities, requirements, and constraints
Using this knowledge as a foundation for plans to create products whose form, content, and behavior are useful, usable, and desirable, as well as economically viable and technically feasible
Nikita Ischenkohas quoted7 months ago
Digital products and software frequently interrogate users, peppering them with a string of terse questions that they are neither inclined nor prepared to answer: “Where did you hide that file?” Patronizing questions like “Are you sure?” and “Did you really want to delete that file, or did you have some other reason for pressing the Delete key?”
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