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WHAT THEY REALLY, REALLY WANT: USER CENTERED RESEARCH METHODS FOR DESIGN

WHAT THEY REALLY, REALLY WANT: USER CENTERED RESEARCH METHODS FOR DESIGN

Year: 2006

Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN

Editor: Marjanovic, D.

Author: Lofthouse V.A., Lilley D.

Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN

Pages: 741-748

Abstract

The paper draws on the combined experiences of the authors with findings from the literature to present a range of user centred research techniques. These techniques can be used by designers to better assess the needs and desires of the customers they are designing for; reduce the potential for poorly designed or misused products; and act as a persuasive tool for communicating wants and needs to higher management. The paper concludes by comparing the different cost and time implications of the different methodologies presented and suggests how they can be combined together for effective use.

Keywords: user centred research, design methods

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DESIGN 2006 - 9th International Design ConferenceDESIGN 2006 Conference is founded on the continuous development of organization and evaluation procedure that resulted in a capacity to deliver procedures and conditions of communicative competence. The conference in Dubrovnik will be the 9th International Design Conference, including the following topics: * theory and research methods in design * methods and tools in design practice * design projects and processes * development of products and services * competencies & communications *...

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