Creating Visual Tools to Support Human-Centered Design Methods

Yuzhou Wang, Masood Masoodian*

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    Visual tools, such as illustrations, are increasingly being used as part of Human-Centred Design (HCD) methods (e.g. during the requirements gathering phase). However, many HCD practitioners, who do not have visual communication design skills, often find it difficult to determine which existing visual tools to use, or how to create new tools for their own design projects. As such, it is becoming necessary for HCD practitioners to work with visual communication designers to co-create visual tools for specific projects. Here, we provide a multidisciplinary design approach to guide the process of co-creating such visual tools. We also discuss the use of this process in a case study, which has required creating visual tools for field interviews.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2020 24th International Conference Information Visualisation, IV 2020
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Information Visualisation
    EditorsEbad Banissi, Farzad Khosrow-Shahi, Anna Ursyn, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Joao Moura Pires, Nuno Datia, Kawa Nazemi, Boris Kovalerchuk, John Counsell, Andrew Agapiou, Zora Vrcelj, Hing-Wah Chau, Mengbi Li, Gehan Nagy, Richard Laing, Rita Francese, Muhammad Sarfraz, Fatma Bouali, Gilles Venturin, Marjan Trutschl, Urska Cvek, Heimo Muller, Minoru Nakayama, Marco Temperini, Tania Di Mascio, Filippo Sciarrone Veronica Rossano Rossano, Ralf Dorner, Loredana Caruccio, Autilia Vitiello, Weidong Huang, Michele Risi, Ugo Erra, Razvan Andonie, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ana Figueiras, Mabule Samuel Mabakane
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-9134-8
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Information Visualisation - Universität Wien, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 7 Sep 202011 Sep 2020
    Conference number: 24

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
    ISSN (Print)1093-9547


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Visualisation
    Abbreviated titleIV
    Internet address


    • visual tools
    • visual methods
    • visual design
    • human-centered design
    • co-design
    • field research


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