SPAM-LOW: Romantic notions of UCD rant

29 Nov 2005 - 11:54pm
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Ryan Nichols
2005

Wow, sounds like you've had a some bad experiences lately! Never fear,
those kinds of clients are behind the pack, and will slowly lose out in
their industries.Or maybe those people weren't clients...

In any case, don't lose that romantic notion! :)

Ryan Nichols
Apples To Oranges
http://www.apples-to-oranges.com

Wendy Fischer wrote:

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>
>Odd, I had this romantic notion of UCD. One
>researches users and then designs a specific user
>experience that is created and crafted for the
>specific set of users.
>
>I've noticed two sets of evil people in the world that
>like to break me of this notion.
>
>The first set of evil people in the world like to
>think that all UCD should do is Cut and Paste or do
>Find/Replace (replacing the customer's name) rather
>than customize something to a specific user audience
>in order to save time and resources.
>
>And then there's the other group of really evil people
> who'd like to just bypass UCD all together, and just
>have the visual designer "reskin" something that we
>already did for another customer, even though the
>customer probably has legal protections over their UX
>(so one would think) there's massive usability
>problems on the site, there are enough business
>requirements that are different to make the UX
>completely different and it's going to take the visual
>designer 3 times as long to do the visual design
>without any wireframes and specs.
>
>Let's move all the evil people in the world to Idaho
>or North Dakota.
>
>
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29 Nov 2005 - 11:58pm
leo.frishberg a...
2005

I think they must have been from North Dakota or Idaho.
Leo
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>quoted material.]
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>Wow, sounds like you've had a some bad experiences lately! Never fear,
>those kinds of clients are behind the pack, and will slowly
>lose out in
>their industries.Or maybe those people weren't clients...
>
>In any case, don't lose that romantic notion! :)
>
>Ryan Nichols
>Apples To Oranges
>http://www.apples-to-oranges.com

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