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Author Smith, Paul W. ♦ Vredenburg, Karel ♦ Carey, Tom ♦ Mao, Ji-Ye
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract User-Centered Design (UCD) is a multidisciplinary design approach based on the active involvement of users to improve the understanding of user and task requirements, and the iteration of design and evaluation. It is widely considered the key to product usefulness and usability---an effective approach to overcoming the limitations of traditional system-centered design. Much has been written in the research literature about UCD. As further proof of internationally endorsed best practice, UCD processes are also defined in ISO documents, including ISO 13407 and the associated technical report, ISO TR 18529. Increasingly, UCD has become part of the cultural vernacular of the executives and managers who drive technology development in companies of all sizes.
Description Affiliation: IBM Centre for Advanced Studies, Toronto, Canada (Smith, Paul W.) || University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada (Carey, Tom) || Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada (Mao, Ji-Ye) || IBM Corporate User-Centered Design and User Engineering, Toronto, Canada (Vredenburg, Karel)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 3
Page Count 5
Starting Page 105
Ending Page 109

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Source: ACM Digital Library