Proceedings: GI + CHI 1987

Designing for designers: an analysis of design practice in the real world

Mary Rosson, Susanne Maass, Wendy Kellogg

Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5 - 9 April 1987, 137-142

DOI 10.1145/29933.30873

  • BibTex

    @inproceedings{Rosson:1987:10.1145/29933.30873,
    author = {Rosson, Mary and Maass, Susanne and Kellogg, Wendy},
    title = {Designing for designers: an analysis of design practice in the real world},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface},
    series = {GI + CHI 1987},
    year = {1987},
    issn = {0713-5425},
    isbn = {0-89791-213-6},
    location = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {137--142},
    numpages = {6},
    doi = {10.1145/29933.30873},
    acmdoi = {10.1145/29933.30873},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    }

Abstract

Twenty-two designers were interviewed about their design of interactive systems. They were asked to select a recent project having a significant user interface component, and were probed about the general design process involved, how the design of the user interface fit into that process, and their personal strategies for exploring ideas. Analysis of their responses pointed to two models of the design process. The relationship of these models to the type of user testing done and the strategies used for generating ideas is discussed, especially with respect to the implications for developing tools to support design.