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Designing the Requirements: Building Applications that the User Wants and Needs by Chris Britton

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Chapter 6. The Relationship with the Users

In Chapter 5, “The Relationship with the Business,” I discussed identifying application design tasks and the dependencies between tasks. In this chapter I discuss how to specify the details of a task. When identifying tasks and their dependencies, designers need to talk to subject area experts and senior managers; for task details they also need to talk to the application’s end users or, more precisely, the end users’ representatives.

This chapter has four parts. The first is about adding detail to the tasks, in other words, giving each task a text description. The second is about the different kinds of users an application has and how their needs differ. The third is about analyzing the context design, ...

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