Human-Centred Design (HCD)
An approach to system design and development that aims to make interactive systems more usable by focussing on the use of the system; applying human factors, ergonomics and usability knowledge and techniques.
Note: The term “human-centred design” is used rather than “user-centred design” in order to emphasize that this process also addresses impacts on a number of stakeholders, not just those typically considered as users. However, in practice, these terms are often used synonymously.
Usable systems can provide a number of benefits including improved productivity, reduction in training needs, enhanced user well-being, avoidance of stress, increased accessibility, and reduced risk of harm.
Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1512, Guideline on Software Quality Assurance and Human-Centred Design for e-navigation, 8 June 2015, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance
Approach to systems design and development that aims to make interactive systems more usable by focusing on the use of the system and applying human factors/ergonomics (2.3) and usability (2.12) knowledge and techniques.
[SOURCE: ISO 9241-210:2010, 2.7, modified — Notes 1 and 2 to entry omitted].
Source: ISO 6385:2016, Ergonomics principles in the design of work systems, Third Edition, September 2016. Global Standards