User-Centred Engineering: Creating Products for Humans by Michael RichterUser-Centred Engineering: Creating Products for Humans by Michael Richter

User-Centred Engineering: Creating Products for Humans

byMichael Richter, Markus Flückiger

Hardcover | October 30, 2014

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A new product can be easy or difficult to use, it can be efficient or cumbersome, engaging or dispiriting, it can support the way we work and think - or not. What options are available for systematically addressing such parameters and provide users with an appropriate functionality, usability and experience? In the last decades, several fields have evolved that encompass a user-centred approach to create better products for the people who use them. This book provides a comprehensible introduction to the subject. It is aimed first and foremost at people involved in software and product development - product managers, project managers, consultants and analysts, who face the major challenge of developing highly useful and usable products. Topics include:

  • The most important user-centred techniques and their alignment in the development process
  • Planning examples of user-centred activities for projects
  • User-oriented approaches for organisations
  • Real-life case studies
  • Checklists, tips and a lot of background information provide help for practitioners
Michael Richter has been supporting projects as a consultant, trainer and project manager for more than 15 years. His focus is on user-centred innovation and product development. He is an active board member of professional groups in the field of usability and UX, writer of articles and a lecturer at technical universities. Michael hol...
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Title:User-Centred Engineering: Creating Products for HumansFormat:HardcoverDimensions:136 pagesPublished:October 30, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662439883

ISBN - 13:9783662439883

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Introduction.- A user-centred process.- The 7±2 most important user-centred techniques.- Getting a handle on UX - planning.- A user-oriented strategy: company-wide UX.- That's life - examples from actual practice.