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CONTEXTUAL DESIGN Detailed item info Synopsis Contextual design is a state-of-the-art approach to designing products directly from an understanding of how the customer works and what the customer needs. Based on a method developed and taught by the authors, this is a practical, hands-on guide that articulates the underlying principles of contextual design and shows how to use them to address different problems, constraints, and organizational situations. This book introduces a customer-centered approach to business by showing how data gathered from people while they work can drive the definition of a product or process while supporting the needs of teams and their organizations. This is a practical, hands-on guide for anyone trying to design systems that reflect the way customers want to do their work. The authors developed Contextual Design, the method discussed here, through their work with teams struggling to design products and internal systems. In this book, you'll find the underlying principles of the method and how to apply them to different problems, constraints, and organizational situations. Contextual Design enables you to+ gather detailed data about how people work and use systems + develop a coherent picture of a whole customer population + generate systems designs from a knowledge of customer work+ diagram a set of existing systems, showing their relationships, inconsistencies, redundancies, and omissions Product Identifiers ISBN-10 1558604111 ISBN-13 9781558604117 Key Details Author Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt Number Of Pages 496 pages Series Interactive Technologies Ser. Format Paperback Publication Date 1997-09-01 Language English Publisher Elsevier Science & Technology Books Additional Details Copyright Date 1997 Dimensions Weight 29 Oz Height 1 In. Width 7.4 In. Length 9.2 In. Target Audience Group Scholarly & Professional Classification Method LCCN 97-035927 LC Classification Number QA76.9.S88B493 1998 Dewey Decimal 005.1/2 Dewey Edition 21 Table Of Content Table Of Content Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Gathering Customer Data Chapter 3 Principles of Contextual Inquiry Chapter 4 Contextual Inquiry in Practice Chapter 5 A Language of Work Chapter 6 Work Models Chapter 7 The Interpretation Session Chapter 8 Consolidation Chapter 9 Creating One View of the Customer Chapter 10 Communicating to the Organization Chapter 11 Work Redesign Chapter 12 Using Data to Drive Design Chapter 13 Design from Data Chapter 14 System Design Chapter 15 The User Environment Design Chapter 16 Project Planning and Strategy Chapter 17 Prototyping as a Design Tool Chapter 18 From Structure to User Interface Chapter 19 Iterating with a Prototype Chapter 20 Putting It into Practice

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