How does Human-Computer Interaction appy to SharePoint? Part X


Defining Usability
Quick reminders of what is Usability
Quick reminders of tools used for User Needs Analysis

Generating Ideas
Brainstorming [correct facilitation of sessions]
Interviews [individual, group]
Raw Data Points [Affinity Points and Diagrams]
Essentials of Card Sorting – An essential tool in user experience design for shaping information architecture – A method of classifying or categorizing content, names, icons, objects, ideas, problems, tasks or other items by putting them into actual or virtual piles that are similar in some way.
Sketching [paper]
Persona Conception and Gestation [Anti, Primary, Secondary, Scenarios]
Use Cases
Verify Prototype Assumptions and Requirements

Design Your Information System
Design Principles: Cognitive, Communication, Aesthetic
Aesthetic Principles of Information Design
Prototypes, Mockups, Wireframes [paper, Axure, InDesign]

Evaluation and Analysis
Usability Tests [surveys, walk throughs, task oriented]
Analysis and Interpretation of User Observation Evaluation Data
Quantitative and Qualitative Data
Inspections of the User Interface
Heuristic Inspection and Evaluations

Enter the Development Cycle
Using UX with Waterfall
Using UX with Agile
Using UX with Scrum
Cleaning Up with UAT


I am a technologist with a strong background in software engineering. I have many interests. My current distractions are 70s-80s-90s music [it's a very eclectic collection], ontology, information architecture, mobile device technology, medical bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and nanorobotics.

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