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User Centred Design
Digital Product designers and developers don't just make a Digital Product and hope for the best. The
range of MP3 players were not randomly designed in the hope that the likes of Joshs, Jeans, Jaynes or Johns
of…

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These are some of the more commonly used User Centered Design methods. It is important to remember
that although each method can be extremely valuable, using them in the right way, for the right reasons and
at the right time is…

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User experience honeycomb



Usable - ease of use remains vital, usability is
necessary but not everything. True, you have to be
able to use something to do something with it. In
short, usability is necessary but not sufficient

Desirable ­ don't…

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by deciding who it will be sent to, you then compose the email and finally, you send the email.
Sending is confirmed by an on-screen message and the email appearing in your 'Sent Items' folder.
5. Offer simple error handling -…

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· People who can't see very well (the colours and the contrast between colours; the size of text;
the choice of fonts)

· People who are blind (a screen reader that interprets the elements on a page, alt tags for
images,…

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Principles of Digital Product/software development
Digital Products and software are `engineered'. They do not simply come about for no reason, nor are they
created by magic. Good Digital Products and software are developed through a development process.

The process will typically…

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The Iterative Design and Development approach




Design

The design phase defines how the finished Digital Product will operate. Designers will typically produce a
`design specification', a kind of blueprint, detailing the best structure for the product, the best methods for
data…

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As designs are refined and the next version of the product made available, it is important to track what will
be tested, what is highlighted as working, what is highlighted as not working, what previously worked but
now doesn't work as…

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Briefs generally fall into two categories ­ a brief to create a new product or a brief to update, refresh or
correct an existing product. A client may invite proposals from a number of product developers and will
then pick the…

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