Design Processes, Not Interfaces

7b1746f5ae99453e6a67f022ec0d73bd?s=47 Tiffany Conroy
April 30, 2012

Design Processes, Not Interfaces

Computers are tools that help people accomplish tasks by making the process easier, faster, cheaper, less error-prone, or just more fun.
But what tasks? And by what process? What parts of the process can the computer make better? How can users interact with the computer to make it do its part of the process? Only lastly can we ask: what must be presented to the user and how?

Video: http://vimeo.com/45897174/

7b1746f5ae99453e6a67f022ec0d73bd?s=128

Tiffany Conroy

April 30, 2012
Tweet

Transcript

  1. 3.
  2. 4.
  3. 10.
  4. 11.

    “Tiffany will discuss the importance of process-oriented design; What parts

    of the process can the computer make better? How can users interact with a computer to make it do its part of the process?”
  5. 13.
  6. 14.
  7. 15.
  8. 16.
  9. 18.
  10. 25.
  11. 29.
  12. 30.
  13. 31.
  14. 33.
  15. 36.

    • How will you solve this problem? • What are

    the steps? • Why did you do that? • How did you know that? • How did you find out the information you needed to make that decision? • What if you didn't know that? • Are there any situations when this approach doesn't work? • What would you change? ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS
  16. 37.
  17. 38.
  18. 40.
  19. 41.
  20. 42.
  21. 43.
  22. 44.
  23. 45.
  24. 46.
  25. 47.
  26. 49.

    What do we need humans for? Do we understand this

    process well enough to automate it?
  27. 52.