acd

10 Nov 2008 - 2:58pm
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Jared M. Spool
2003

Where that ACD thing fits

So, I've spent much of the last month thinking about what Activity-
Centered Design (or ACD) might be and where it fits into other design
approaches. This long-winded email is an attempt to get these thoughts
out.

Before I start, the last time we went around on this, there was a
sentiment of "Who cares what we call it? My clients/co-workers don't
care what it is, as long as I produce great designs.

7 Oct 2008 - 5:18am
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Joshua Porter
2007

ACD/UCD Round Two

In an attempt to discover any real difference between ACD and UCD,
here's a concrete question:

Are there different methods/deliverables that we might label more of
an ACD practice or a UCD practice?

To determine this, we should look at what the primary object of the
method is.

22 Jan 2008 - 1:32am
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Jeff Howard
2004

Don Norman on ACD at Apple?

Don Norman in Business Week earlier this month re-framing Apple's
design process as what sounds a little like activity centered design.
It's just a brief quote in a much longer article:

http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/08_02/b4066000313325.htm

> Apple's approach isn't about targeting hipsters, says Donald A.
> Norman, a professor at Northwestern University and author of The
> Design of Future Things.

30 Jun 2006 - 9:53am
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bhekking
2006

ACD (was ...companies actually using UCD)

> Apple
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> Didn't they get rid of their HCD team? I thought they were taking the ACD
> approach discussed by Norman.

ACD = Activity Centered Design
http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/human-centered.html

I'm sure I've browsed Norman's article before, but I'll have to read up,

Thanks,
Bret

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