Rapid Contextual Design: A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-Centered Design
Elsevier, Dec 31, 2004 - Computers - 320 pages
Is it impossible to schedule enough time to include users in your design process? Is it difficult to incorporate elaborate user-centered design techniques into your own standard design practices? Do the resources needed seem overwhelming?
This handbook introduces Rapid CD, a fast-paced, adaptive form of Contextual Design. Rapid CD is a hands-on guide for anyone who needs practical guidance on how to use the Contextual Design process and adapt it to tactical projects with tight timelines and resources.
Rapid Contextual Design provides detailed suggestions on structuring the project and customer interviews, conducting interviews, and running interpretation sessions. The handbook walks you step-by-step through organizing the data so you can see your key issues, along with visioning new solutions, storyboarding to work out the details, and paper prototype interviewing to iterate the design—all with as little as a two-person team with only a few weeks to spare!
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This book offers step-by-step instructions and detailed research tools for conducting contextual inquiries during fast-paced projects. It includes techniques for storyboarding, creating personas, and prototyping, among other things. Read full review
Chapter 3 Planning Your Contextual Interviews
Chapter 4 The Contextual Inquiry Interview
Chapter 5 Contextual Interview Interpretation Session
Chapter 6 Work Modeling
Chapter 7 Consolidated Sequence Models
Chapter 11 Visioning a New Way to Work
Chapter 12 Storyboarding
Chapter 13 Testing with Paper Prototypes
Chapter 14 Paper Prototype Interviews
Chapter 15 Rapid CD and Other Methodologies
Chapter 16 Issues of Organizational Adoption
Chapter 8 Building an Affinity Diagram
Chapter 9 Using Contextual Data to Write Personas
Chapter 10 Walking the Affinity and Consolidated Sequences
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