Information Architecture & UX

User-centered Design & Usability Testing

User-Centered Design

User-Centered Design Definitions

User-Centered Design (UCD) is:

"...the process of designing a tool, such as a website's or appliations user interface, from the perspective of how it will be understood and used by a human user."

User Experience Design (UXD) is:

"...entails conducting user research exercises with intended users of  system...[in order] to accommodate and support user behaviors in a way that users will experience as naturak and satisfying."

From "Introduction to User-Centered Design", 


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