User-Centered Evaluation

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At each step of the user-centered design software process, we not only need to collect information from the user and take the necessary action based on that information, but we need to confirm that we have interpreted the information correctly. So for each step, we obtain information from the user (user-centered design step), act upon it, and verify that the action was a correct interpretation (user-centered evaluation).

Image ...the term user-centered evaluation refers to evaluating the utility and value of software to the intended end-users. While usability (ease of use of software) is certainly a necessary condition, it is not sufficient.... Without supporting the primary tasks and work processes within software, beautifully designed software may be useless for its intended users. The software must provide the end-user utility and value...
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