User-Centered Design Principles

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These principles are taken from 10 Key Principles of User-Centered Design by Ben Obear. User-Centered Design is a specific design methodology that emphasizes usability and the goals of the user.

  1. Design for the users and their tasks
  2. Maintain consistency
  3. Use simple and natural dialog
  4. Reduce unnecessary mental effort by the user
  5. Provide adequate feedback
  6. Provide adequate navigation mechanisms
  7. Let the user take charge
  8. Present information clearly
  9. Offer assistance
  10. Error-free