Accounting for Human FactorsThe development of products and systems for use by humans presents a unique set of challenges, many ofwhich involve human factors that must be considered in the design process. The Designing With the Mind inMind text discusses a wide variety of human factors and how they should be taken into account duringdesign.
Reflect on your experience with user interfaces and the design work you completed as part of thiscourse. What do you feel are the most important elements of designing for human users that you willbe sure to take forward with you in your IT career? Address some of the following topics (your choice):
The implications of past experience, current context, and future goals of your user groups forthe design of a system.
The influence that your own experiences and context might have on your design choices, andpreferences you might have for a good interface that may not be true for others.
The Gestalt principles and their impact on user interface design.
Visual structure of a system and its impact on user experience.
Useful and important roles of color in the design of an interactive experience.
Information display and reading, and attention span in the user’s physical environment, as wellas memory and behavioral patterns.
Factors regarding human recognition and recall, support for user activities, and facilitation ofhuman learning.