Interaction design for developers

11 Sep 2008 - 1:25am
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Håkan Reis

Hi all,

I'm in charge of a 2 day workshop with a bunch of skilled developers
regarding user experience. I want to show that an understanding of the users
interaction flow and the user goals are as important as technical knowledge.

One of the things I want to try out is focusing on a top down approach for
development to break away from the usual focus on the platform and

One idea I have is to split them up in smaller groups, hand over a pack of
feature requests to half of them, and a few user scenarios to the other
half. And then let them work out a paper prototype from this.

So now to my question, I want to make it clear that the understandning of
more that the separate features is important and also how the focus on the
user interface often change how the domain and datamodel is constructed.

Any ideas or input on this?

Håkan Reis
Dotway AB

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11 Sep 2008 - 3:43am
Andreas Ringdal

My first thought was to give them each a copy of "The Inmates are
running the asylum" to read in advance, and use the workshop to
discuss the book.
But seriously, the important task is to change the focus from what
can we create for the users, to how can we help the users achieve
their goals.


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