Dirk Knemeyer

On the important of user research

On the important of user research, August 23, 2006

A short comment contextualizing the prediction could go right here

[…] I want to put a strong mention in for the importance of user research as a first-person skill that everyone related to digital product development (not just design) will need in the future. For all of the problems with the whole user-centered design movement and methodology, what arose from that trend that is dead nuts on the mark is the imperative for everyone involved in both creation and decision making to truly understand – in a very real-world and first person way – how the products we create relate to the behaviors and lifestyles of real people.