Methods

Methods

The literature on this page focuses on design and research methods for user centred design.

  • Sharp, Priest and Rogers  – Interaction Design 2007
    clear overview of most important techniques and methods.
  • Beyer and Holtzblatt – Contextual design 1999
  • Patton – Qualitative Research Methods & Evaluation Methods 2002
    Overview of all qualitative research methods and evaluation methods.
  • Kyng – designing for cooperation: cooperating in design 1991
  • Bas Leurs en Ingrid Mulder – UCD education beyond textbook: practicing a human-centered attitude 2009
  • Chang, Lim and Stolterman – Personas: from theory to practices 2008
  • Miles and Huberman 1994
    overview of qualitative research methods
  • Lincoln and Guba 1985
    overview of qualitative research methods
  • Wilson – Handbook of User-Centered Design Methods
    overview of qualitative research methods
  • Kuniavsky, M. Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, New York, 2003
    Excellent guide, but primarily for web design and usability practitioners. Does not address a wide range of design applications
  • Laurel, B. Design Research: Methods and Prespectives. The MIT Press, 2003
    A collection of short articles, not a textbook. Does not provide a unified theoretical perspective. Is being used by design research educators because there is nothing else available.