why the hate-on User-centered Design? (UCD history lesson)
8 Oct 2008 - 8:11am
5 years ago
>For those who care, UCD was born on the engineering side... >...UCD was a knee jerk reaction to the times...
Thanks for the history lesson. I am one of those that care. It sounds
like you're saying the early days of UCD were a focused response to a
problem ("knee-jerk reaction") that didn't consider - or perhaps wasn't
even aware of - the insights of industrial design. Today it seems we can
apply many lessons from Dreyfuss to our work, but this is the benefit of
hindsight. Would some industrial design methods have been applicable in
the early days? If you et al. were to do it over again, would Dreyfuss
be a valuable resource?