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User-Centered Design in practice

Long, Mei LU and Yin, Siyi LU (2012) INFM02 20112
Department of Informatics
Abstract
User-Centered Design is not a complex notion, but it is a very challenging process for organizations to implement. Therefore this thesis is focusing on how User-Centered Design improves the usability of information system in practice, how user involved and in what way usability is ensured in a system up grading project in a Scandinavian energy company. In order to make the argument, we have collected normative data from the literature which has been discussed so far. In the meantime, the facts that we concluded from the interview analysis are also connected to the theoretical framework. Finally, we compare the theoretical finding with our empirical findings to conclude seven important UCD factors that contributed to improving the usability... (More)
User-Centered Design is not a complex notion, but it is a very challenging process for organizations to implement. Therefore this thesis is focusing on how User-Centered Design improves the usability of information system in practice, how user involved and in what way usability is ensured in a system up grading project in a Scandinavian energy company. In order to make the argument, we have collected normative data from the literature which has been discussed so far. In the meantime, the facts that we concluded from the interview analysis are also connected to the theoretical framework. Finally, we compare the theoretical finding with our empirical findings to conclude seven important UCD factors that contributed to improving the usability of system. (Less)
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author
Long, Mei LU and Yin, Siyi LU
supervisor
organization
course
INFM02 20112
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
User centered design (UCD), Usability, User types, User participation, Iterative design, Usability principle, Usability evaluation
report number
INF12-003
language
English
id
2334388
date added to LUP
2012-02-15 14:13:37
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2012-02-15 14:13:37
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  abstract     = {User-Centered Design is not a complex notion, but it is a very challenging process for organizations to implement. Therefore this thesis is focusing on how User-Centered Design improves the usability of information system in practice, how user involved and in what way usability is ensured in a system up grading project in a Scandinavian energy company. In order to make the argument, we have collected normative data from the literature which has been discussed so far. In the meantime, the facts that we concluded from the interview analysis are also connected to the theoretical framework. Finally, we compare the theoretical finding with our empirical findings to conclude seven important UCD factors that contributed to improving the usability of system.},
  author       = {Long, Mei and Yin, Siyi},
  keyword      = {User centered design (UCD),Usability,User types,User participation,Iterative design,Usability principle,Usability evaluation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {User-Centered Design in practice},
  year         = {2012},
}