User Centered Design

Adeline Gil

Book review: Taking [a]part. The politics and aesthetics of participation in Experience-Centered Design.

Taking  [a] part. The politics and aesthetics of participation in Experience-Centered Design.
John McCarthy; Peter Wright. MIT Press, 2015.

Book review by Adeline Gil.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:44pm
3 years ago
2 replies

Where can I find information on the history of UCD?

Hi, I'm working on my undergrad thesis and one of the subjects I'm researching is the history of UCD and its origins.
Can you recommend any papers, books or articles about this topic? Where did UCS start (which countries)? Why did it start (to fulfill which needs)?

violeta Gau.

28 Feb 2012 - 10:08am
3 years ago
1 reply

Working with Subject Matter Experts (SME's)

I currently work with Medical Software, after having been in consumer oriented software for years. Working with SME's has proven to be very difficult as Clinicians. Developing a working relationship so that each role is getting the benefit of each others expertise, rather than dis-trusting each other is key.

Are there any great reports, experiences suggestions?



Differences HCI vs UCD vs UXD vs ID

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the difference between these titles

  • Human Centered Design 
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • User Centered Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Interaction Design





16 Feb 2011 - 10:05am
5 years ago
13 replies
Margaret Schultz

Fastco Design article: more hating on UCD

Yet another article on why "we don't need no stinking user centered design" ~ Anyone seen this one? Thoughts?

It seems to me to be just a rehashing of some of the others, citing Apple as one of the examples.


23 Jun 2008 - 10:39pm
8 years ago
61 replies

Is UCD Really Broken?

I've been following the frequent allusions to Google, 37signals, Facebook,
et al (including Jared Spool's presentation) as evidence that UCD is somehow
broken with interest. There's no debating that these products have been
successful, but it is also worth considering that they are the exception,
not the rule.

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