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Four new papers!
Is human-centered design harmful?
In a provocative essay, usability guru Donald Norman stirred controversy in 2005 by questioning human-centered design approaches and calling for designers to focus more on the context of human activity within which use takes place.
Activity Modeling is a breakthrough that helps interaction designers and other design professionals to practice what Norman and others have been preaching. A new paper on activity modeling presents a practical framework for applying activity theory in usage-centered and task-centered design.
Other important new articles:
"Beyond User-Centered Design and User Experience" - "Trusted Interaction" - "Users, Roles, and Personas"
Usage-centered design is a proven, model-driven approach for designing smaller,
cheaper, more usable software and Web-based applications.
We do it. We teach it. And we help others do it.
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