Strategies to design for dynamic usability

Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Mascha C. van der Voort

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Since usability is a property of the interaction between a product, a user and the task that he or she is trying to complete [6], a product’s usability can vary when it is used in varying use situations. We define this as dynamic usability. This study is aimed at exploring how practitioners currently deal with dynamic usability. From a retrospective case study research of three design projects different principles and strategies were formulated for dealing with dynamic use situations. In this paper we present solution principles that are applied to accommodate products to dynamic use situations and we discuss two design process issues with regard to dynamic usability, namely the information sources that are used to get insight in the use situations and the means by which designers try to get insight in the consequence of their design decisions with regard to future use situations
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of IASDR2009 Design Rigor & Relevance
Place of PublicationSeoul, Korea
PublisherKorea Society of Design Science
ISBN (Print)978-89-963194-0-5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2009
EventInternational Association of Societies of Design Research Conference, IASDR 2009: Design - Rigor & Relevance - COEX Intercontinental, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Oct 200922 Oct 2009

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PublisherKorea Society of Design Science


ConferenceInternational Association of Societies of Design Research Conference, IASDR 2009
Abbreviated titleIASDR
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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  • METIS-262331

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