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Contextual Design: Design for Life (Interactive Technologies) 2nd Edition
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A completely updated, hands-on guide that describes the core techniques needed to deliberately produce a compelling user experience
About the Author
Karen Holtzblatt is a co-founder of InContext Enterprises, Inc., a firm that works with companies, coaching teams to design products, product strategies, and information systems from customer data. Karen Holtzblatt developed the Contextual Inquiry field data gathering technique that forms the core of Contextual Design and is now taught and used world-wide.
Hugh Beyer is a co-founder of InContext Enterprises, Inc., a firm that works with companies, coaching teams to design products, product strategies, and information systems from customer data. Hugh Beyer has pioneered the link between the customer-centered front end and object-oriented design.
- Item Weight : 3.15 pounds
- Paperback : 530 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0128008946
- ISBN-13 : 978-0128008942
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.07 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann; 2nd edition (December 28, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #786,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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These lofty goals can be realized by hard work in immersion experiences that give designers an intimate understanding of what users are trying to do and the rich circumstances in which they work or play. As she writes “immersion puts the team in the users’ shoes”, so that the team can make effective decisions and clever innovations. Contextual design is a validated set of methods that show how to gather the data that drives ideation, which leads to products that are fulfilling because they empower users and because they fit into the users’ larger ecosystem.
My only complaint is that I wanted more examples. The chapter on experience models has 20 large figures, but the affinity diagram chapter only had two.
In summary, this is a solid book, based on decades of experience in many commercial projects. It is realistic, while being inspirational. Get it, use it, and help make the world a better place by improved design.
The new edition is a complete revamp and addresses the key change that's occurred during that period; namely the ubiquitous nature of "technology as appendage".
The models presented are founded in empirical research and are specifically designed to support communication, immersion and interaction.
If you are serious about conducting research to design excellent products and services, this book is quite simply a "must-read". At almost 500 pages it's not a light read, but it will more than reward the effort.