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What is activity-centred design? **

is concerned with identifying the tasks users perform with a product.

2

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.

3

Activity-based design is based on the assumption that the _________________________________ determine the overall user experience. **

- activities users are to perform with a product

4

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

5

Activity-centred design assumes ______________ if the product is designed according to the intended activities and tasks. **

- the user will learn to adapt

6

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

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The process of deconstructing a task into its ______________, ____________, _______________, and ________________ to understand how a user tackles a problem is grounded in Activity theory.

- component
- tasks
- actions
- operations

8

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.

9

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

10

Users ____________ use a product to ; instead they are constantly shifting from one task to another.

- rarely
- carry out one action in isolation

11

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 __________________.

- pleasurable
- effective
- consistent experience

12

The activity-centered design tends to assume users are _______________ or _________________, with the aim of simplifying the design.

- unskilled
- lack experience

13

Activity-centred design is a popular approach to interaction design; rivalling the dominance of _______________.

user-centred design

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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

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The clear benefits to an activity-centered design approach are _______________ and easing _________________________, but for a truly global view of the user experience, a solely activity-centred design approach is not recommended.

- simplifying tasks
- the passage from one to the other