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Are they the same for all users? Do they change over time? We’ll try to answer those questions in the remainder of this chapter. Users’ goals are often quite different from what we might guess them to be. For example, we might think that an accounting clerk’s goal is to process invoices efficiently. This is probably not true. Efficient invoice processing is more likely the goal of the clerk’s employer. The clerk probably concentrates on goals like appearing competent at his job and keeping himself engaged with his work while performing routine and repetitive tasks—although he may not verbally (or even consciously) acknowledge this.
16 Part I: Goal-Directed Design Implementation models Any machine has a mechanism for accomplishing its purpose. A motion picture projector, for example, uses a complicated sequence of intricately moving parts to create its illusion. It shines a very bright light through a translucent, miniature image for a fraction of a second. It then blocks the light for a split second while it moves another miniature image into place. Then it unblocks the light again for another moment. It repeats this process with a new image 24 times per second.
In interpreting feedback, the following analogy is useful: Imagine a patient who visits his doctor with acute stomach pain. “Doctor,” he says, “it really hurts. I think it’s my appendix. ” A responsible physician wouldn’t perform surgery based solely on a patient request, even an earnest one. The patient can describe the symptoms, but it takes the doctor’s professional knowledge to make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the treatment. Planning and Designing Product Behavior The planning of complex digital products, especially ones that interact directly with humans, requires a significant upfront effort by professional designers, just as the planning of complex physical structures that interact with humans requires a significant upfront effort by professional architects.