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This website has emerged from a seminar about Usability Methods from the study program Human Computer Interaction at the University of Siegen (Germany). It aims to help other students, researchers and everyone interested in usability, to explore methods supporting each design phase, from ideation to prototyping and beyond.
The Fab Lab Siegen is an interdisciplinary (creative) workshop at the University of Siegen that is open to everyone and focuses on collaborative work and experimentation with the fabrication of (almost) any object. Our intention thus is intended as being useful to people – regardless of expertise, education and background – to be able to plan and implement projects in exchange and collaboration with others.
Due to the connection to the local University of Siegen, we are also doing research in the fields of ubiquitous design, as well as computer supported cooperative work and social media (CSCW).
Methods can be filtered by their design phase. So depending on where you are in the process, you will find multiple methods supporting either emphasize, define, ideate, protoype, or test phases in the developmental process.
You can browse through the different methods and find the perfect one for your situation. Morover, we provide documents with all the information for each method, as well as a presentation slide deck to use for free. Because the methods are contributed by students, please be aware of the creative commons license!