Week 6 Lecture: User Scenarios

This weeks lecture was an introduction to user scenarios. This lecture also features an example of a user persona being applied to a scenario.

User Scenarios are basically stories that personas go through. They help designers:

  • predict user interaction and their problem solving methods
  • understand what users want when trying to complete tasks in your interactive/site
  • have at least a visual representation of the problem
  • test a site’s structure during development and deal with problems

Scenarios should also at least outline the: who? what? when? where? why? and how in terms of usage.

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Week 3 Lecture: Design Patterns

This week’s lecture is an introduction to the idea of design patterns for screens. This lecture addresses patterns used for mobile, desktop and laptop devices with a focus on desktop.

Firstly are a few notes:

  • Mobile design issues are very different to desktop design issues.
  • It is easier to design a mobile screen first and then have it adapter to larger screens.
  • Responsive design has resulted in similar looking and functioning websites.

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