Posted by Michael Gaigg
This time I literally have a special treat for you: the User-centered Design (UCD) menu. It's like a menu that your clients can choose from and range from inexpensive ($) to rather expensive ($$$$).
Tip: Please digest slowly and most importantly: ENJOY!
Every Proposal is the entrance to something great.
Paper Prototyping $$
Hand-drafted mockups and sketches, carefully selected and laid out, sautéed with your ideas.
UX Storyboarding $
A portion of your end-users and their needs
topped with their stories and actual problems.
Heuristic Evaluation $
Draft designs, wireframes or fully implemented systems
evaluated by a choice of 2-3 hand-picked experts.
Freshly picked set of questions, sliced to identify
your users and their needs, served with lots of insights.
Let us delight your users with our house specialties.
Rapid Prototyping $$$
Lightly functional demos or prototypes,
served in high or low fidelity, grilled to perfection.
Usability Testing $$$
Home-made end-user observations that feed
right into the next design iteration, served by 3-5 users.
Focus Group $$$
Choice of nutritional opinions and beliefs,
shared and discussed by a group of people.
Field Study $$$$
Real end-user behavior observations collected by
following people in their daily job and environment.
Card Sorting $$$
Delicious index cards sprinkled with individual
concepts, tossed into meaningful piles, served hot.
Server Log & Search Log Analysis $$
Crisp log statistics piled high with insights of
user’s navigation and search behavior. Very tasty!
Make the User a stakeholder!
Involving the user early and throughout the cooking process will improve the experience and usability of your app and save you and your client money.
18% gratuity added to projects of 250k or more.
Please ask your server for the recommended selection of user-centered design methods that suits your project.
Posted by Michael Gaigg
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- designing for experiences across channels (by Brandon Schauer) - have a look at this picture and let it sit for a while. Making sense?
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- Writing For The Web: Tips & Common Mistakes We Make (by Kelly Swee) - yet another list of tips, but then again we still don't seem to get it right... 😉
- Rudy Giuliani Shares His Leadership Thoughts (by Bruce Temkin) - Bruce summarizes the 6 leadership principles Rudy Giuliani laid out in his keynote at the Intuit Financial Services.
Michael Gaigg is Lead UI Engineer in Esri's Professional Services Division.
He has been designing map applications for 15 years and is author and curator of UI Patterns for Maps.
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