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Before you delve into the design of a new system, you are likely aware that you need to define your intentions for the system. This includes not only the intended function and the intended context, but also a clear description of your intended users. Intended users—the type of people who you will use your system—will greatly impact design decisions that you make early in the process. If you’ve ever gone to parent-teacher night and been forced to sit in your kindergartner’s chair, you’ve already got a good idea of what we mean when we talk about how defining intended users will impact design decisions. Why define your intended users? Defining your intended users means that you will be more likely to make design decisions that allow your users to operate the system to achieve its intended function effectively, efficiently, and comfortably. (Think about that kindergarten classroom chair.) When you fully … Continue reading

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