The Fable of the User-Centered Designer
by David Travis
Publisher: Userfocus 2009
Number of pages: 42
Like management, user-centred design is ostensibly simple, yet when it comes to great user experiences many people do it incorrectly. After reading this 40-page fable, you'll understand the framework of user-centred design and know how to apply it to your own design project.
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