Developers that focus on user centred designs tend to come up with interfaces that allow users to operate and learn more quickly. These systems are quicker to manoeuvre, simpler to understand, and less prone to errors. They also offer many benefits to development teams such as reducing customer service reliance, improving sales, and providing a more efficient development process.
Here are some of the benefits of user centred design:
Makes it Easier to fix problems
When an interface is built, the final structure of the system limits the options that developers have available when attempting to fix issues. Changing the user design later may be too costly or for some projects even impractical to implement the ideal solution. Ensuring that you begin with a user centred design will make it easier to make changes and fix problems down the road.
Reduce User Mistakes
When you start analysing tasks in regards to how the user will be able to utilize the program, then it helps to minimize user mistakes. This leads to a more assertive interaction with the user interface, and may add to an increase in revenue. For example, orders will be entered correctly, reports will be more accurate, etc. Greater usability also creates a greater sense of security amongst employees and customers alike.
Use Less Resources
Easier and simpler to understand interfaces allow users to finish tasks in less time while using fewer resources. Instead of wasting time working through sluggish systems, your staff can use their efforts for things that matter such as focusing on revenue and customer service. Spending less time working on complicated system also reduces your Internet and server usage.