Explore BrainMass

Human centered vs. user centered design systems

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

Can you give an example of a human centered designed system versus a user centered designed system?

I would appreciate it.Thanks

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 1:15 am ad1c9bdddf

Solution Preview

Let's take a closer look.


1. Can you give an example of a human centered designed system versus a user centered designed system?


Human-centered system: An example is the transition from hand tools to computer-controlled tools. Human Centered Systems aim to preserve or enhance human skills, in both manual and office work. HCS designers recognize that computer systems structure social relationships, not just information. For example, email systems that order messages for a person to read based on criteria such as recency or length also influences the recipients' social relationships by encouraging attention to some messages and their senders rather than others). For example, email was the "killer application" that drove up the use and demand for the Internet (in contrast with file transfer). Bullen and Bennett (1996) found that email was the most frequently used application within workgroups that used office suites that included group support functions (such as calendars). So the analysis which informs design is not just about optimizing the technical capacities of the machines, but also recognizes and respects the organizations or other forms of human social organization (such as the family or the classroom) ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains and provides an example of a human centered designed system versus a user centered designed system. References and a supplementary article on user-centered designs are provided.

See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Obsolete inventory, inventory policy footnotes: Cisco 2013

A company's annual report usually will identify the inventory method used. You can analyze the effects of the inventory method if you have the income statement and balance sheet of a company. Go to the Cisco website(see attachments).

Address the following questions based on the current year's Annual Report on Cisco's website:

1. At Cisco's fiscal year-end, what was the net inventory on the balance sheet?
2. How has this changed from the previous fiscal year-end?
3. How much of the inventory was finished goods?
4. What inventory method does Cisco use?
5. Is inventory considered a current or noncurrent asset?
6. What is obsolescence? Should all companies report the amount of obsolete inventory on-hand? Why or why not?

View Full Posting Details