Monday, May 17, 2010

What are user scenarios?

User scenarios help Information Architects and stakeholders to understand who intended audiences will be, as well as how an intended audience could use a Website, including how end users might use current computing technology devices and navigational systems.

This helps Information Architects to make determinations if computer programmers can actually do required computer programming for a proposed Website.

Great conceptual ideas may be well thought out. Can they realistically be designed and implemented in the digital landscape?

Another consideration that must be taken into account is what computing devices or what software programs an end user might use or not use. End users may not have a high-speed Internet connection or large computer screens to view a Website.

Understanding who the end users will be gives us insights about how to design a Website for its intended audiences. Other design issues concerning usability have to be taken into account: compliance with Section 508 of the Disabilities Act (requirements for specific Websites and intended audiences for online communities). Persona—Part of IA Research help us to learn about and define end users; source in IA MAEd Thesis Report.

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