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7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

The fundamental principle of UCD is understanding the needs of the users is the key to designing the best products and services. IB Syllabus – Higher Level   A designer must consider the needs, wants and limitations of the end user within every element of...
7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

UCD is a design process paying particular attention to the needs of potential users of a product through involvement of users at all stages of the design process. It considers how users are likely to use the product and tests products with actual users....
7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

This article from FastCoDesign tells of the development of a child’s toy and how IDEO used UCD design teams, including anthropologists, ethnographers and psychologists in order to develop the product. Anthropologists treat human society as a field of science and...
7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

The fundamentals of UCD can be seen in this Student project explained in further detail by Core77. A design is based upon an explicit understanding of users, tasks and environments.  In this case, a product designed for children. Users are involved throughout design...
7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

7.1 User-centred design (UCD)

The designer needs to have a deep understanding of the user, task and the environment.   IB Syllabus – Additional higher level topics   UCD is a design process paying particular attention to the needs of potential users of a product through involvement of...