Flashcards in 2.4: Activity-Centred Design: Interaction Design Approaches Deck (15)
What is activity-centred design? **
is concerned with identifying the tasks users perform with a product.
In order to provide users with the tools, functions, features and any other design element necessary to complete their tasks, designers place strong emphasis on ________________________________________________. **
- studying the way users actually approach the problems posed in a particular domain.
Activity-based design is based on the assumption that the _________________________________ determine the overall user experience. **
- activities users are to perform with a product
activity-centred design encourages the designer to generate products according to _______________ and ______________________________________________, rather than attempting to accommodate the user.
- the users' tasks
- how they will go about satisfying their aims and objectives
Activity-centred design assumes ______________ if the product is designed according to the intended activities and tasks. **
- the user will learn to adapt
The process of deconstructing a task into its component, tasks, actions, and operations to understand how a user tackles a problem is grounded in ____________________________.
- Activity Theory
The process of deconstructing a task into its ______________, ____________, _______________, and ________________ to understand how a user tackles a problem is grounded in Activity theory.
What is activity theory?
descriptive meta-theory that attempts to explain human behaviour in terms of an individual's environment and the social reality they operate within.
What should you do to better understand exactly how the user approaches each stage involved in task execution?
Reduce the activities a user engages in with a product to the component tasks and investigating the actions and methods they would choose
Users ____________ use a product to ; instead they are constantly shifting from one task to another.
- carry out one action in isolation
A product may provide the user with a quick and efficient way to achieve a number of their goals, but this approach does not guarantee a ________________, _________________ or __________________.
- consistent experience
The activity-centered design tends to assume users are _______________ or _________________, with the aim of simplifying the design.
- lack experience
Activity-centred design is a popular approach to interaction design; rivalling the dominance of _______________.
Activity-centered design is based on the assumption that design should focus on the ___________ and try to make them __________.
- user's tasks
- as simple as possible