User-Centric Design

by Dr. Diane Stottlemyer


Designing applications can be a challenge for many designers. The user can play a crucial role in the development process by including them in the different development phases. The user can provide information on what is critical for the application and where user-centric design begins. Some basic concepts and techniques are needed for the user-centric design to succeed, such as modeling, requirements, design approval, and the prototype. When designing the application, evaluating the ethical impacts, psychology, and design principles lead to an application that contains an interactive approach with developers and users. Developers who work with users ensure that the application includes practical concepts and principles for the success of organizations and businesses. Designers and users can work on usability, accessibility, reliability, desirability, speed, stability, and security. User-centric strategy can improve by using tools to manage performance using specific techniques. User-centric design is based on and centered around the users. They are an essential part of the design process and should have a say in what they want and need from the application based on behavior and performance.

Dr. Diane Stottlemyer has been considered a valued instructor at different colleges and universities. She strives to give each student a lifelong experience by creating a solid community in each class. Her instruction works towards improving students’ experience that can be used in their individual career growth. The concept of a User-Centric experience is of great interest to her since she has researched creating requirements through user input to define requirements and design. She has also worked at various companies where she was responsible for creating documents based on user experience, requirements, and user testing. Dr. Stottlemyer has over 20 years of teaching experience and over 20 years of consulting experience. Also, she has a Ph.D. and four master’s degrees.