24 Jul 2010 - 11:19am
6 years ago
4 replies
Jared M. Spool

Actually, You Might Be Your User

Hello everyone,

One tension that frequently arises in trying to design usable systems is this idea that we're not our user and therefore we can't see the design the way they do. That's why we employ techniques such as usability testing, field studies, and personas.

But, what happens when we are the users? When we are designing for ourselves?

I wrote about this in a little piece I call "Actually, You Might Be Your User"

What do you think?


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