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Study and Analysis

The basis for the user-interface design is a study and analysis phase that includes the following elements:
Acquiring a basic level of domain knowledge regarding the system’s technology, features and limitations. Learning the domain’s vocabulary.
Interviewing the customer’s experts and existing or potential users of the system.
Studying the profile of the intended users and their work environment.
When possible - interviewing and observing users at work in their actual environment.
Analysis of the user’s tasks and extraction of the main workflows, objects, relations, properties and actions.
Assessment of the frequency and importance of user’s actions.
Identifying what information should be displayed, in order to accomplish the user’s task and how it should be organized.


Deliverables:
Presentation and documentation of the findings: user profiles, work environment characteristics, task analysis, object-action mapping.



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