Thinking about a product from the user's perspective
Choose a software-based product or web-based system or service and analyze it. It can be one that you think is well designed or badly designed.
User analysis: Describe the target users of this product. What are their demographics (age range, technical skills, manual skills, etc.)?
Task analysis: Try to do the task analysis for this product, as if you were first designing it. What are the user's overall tasks or goals are when using this product? What parts of the overall task does the system perform? What parts does the user perform?
Describe how it is used (e.g. frequency, context, environment, purpose, etc.).
Conceptual design: Describe the conceptual model in this product (key objects, attributes, relationships, actions).
Design metaphors: If applicable, describe any metaphors used in the design. For example, the desktop metaphor for file management treats computer files like paper documents.
Describe how well or poorly you feel the product meets its users' needs and wants.
Propose how you might improve or redesign the product. Mention specifically how it would be (or would continue to be) deployed, e.g. web interface, mobile app, desktop app, etc.
Describe how you would go about testing the product after you improved it, to see if your improvements were helpful
Then go to Assignment 1