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P2P framework : a process and a supporting tool for deriving a conceptual design from user experiences

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P2P framework : a process and a supporting tool for deriving a conceptual design from user experiences

Deichman, Alexander (2007) P2P framework : a process and a supporting tool for deriving a conceptual design from user experiences. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Currently proposed User-Centered Design (UCD) artefacts such as patterns and personas lack commonly defined standards and tight integration into the design process. This is particularly important in the case of rapidly evolving industrial projects where high pressure from the market competes with the usability objectives. As a result, final design is often based on expert experiences without any ability to trace back the decisions. We propose a UI design process and supporting software tightly integrating both artefacts with a goal to produce a conceptual design from user experiences. The proposed process consists of three phases: Persona Creating, Pattern Selection and Pattern Composition, resulting in representative persona set, ordered list of suggested patterns for each persona and a conceptual design respectively. On the other hand, the proposed tool supports the first two phases of the process by providing various automation algorithms for user grouping and pattern selection combined with the benefit of rapid pattern and user information access. Presented persona and pattern formats are augmented with a set of discrete domain variables to facilitate automation and provide an alternative view on the information. Finally, the tool and the method are evaluated in the scope of a study on a bio-informatics tool. The results of the study are presented demonstrating a significant improvement in usability measures

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Deichman, Alexander
Pagination:xi, 179 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Seffah, Ahmed
ID Code:975910
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:17
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:41
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