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User-Centred Engineering

Creating Products for Humans

Authors: Richter, Michael, Flückiger, Markus

  • Compact format and comprehensive overview provide a quick but still sound introduction to the topic
  • Integration of user-centred methods into software engineering gives readers important hints on how to apply them in the project practice
  • Possibilities for user-orientation already in early stages of innovation and development
  • Provides a help for planning and controlling user-centred activities
  • Real-life case studies, planning examples, best practices and checklists provide help for practitioners
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About this book

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

About the authors

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 holds a Master of Science in applied psychology and computer science.

Markus Flückiger gets enthusiastic about creating products users love. User-centred methods and a sound understanding of how productive development teams work proved to be the puzzle pieces needed. Markus applies user-centred methods in software and product development projects from the first ideas in the stars up to the final product on the road and he leads and teaches others to do so as well. Markus holds a Master in computer science and human-computer interaction and is on the academic advisory board of a master of advanced studies in human-computer interaction design.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • User-Centred Engineering

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • The 7 ± 2 Most Important User-Centred Techniques User-centred techniques

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 25-74

  • Getting a Handle on UX: PlanningPlanning

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 75-88

  • A User-Oriented Strategy: Company-Wide UX

    Richter, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 89-97

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eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43989-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-43988-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51573-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
User-Centred Engineering
Book Subtitle
Creating Products for Humans
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43989-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43989-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-43988-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51573-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 136
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations
Topics