Its the week of User-centered design at the Des/Dev center over at Macromedia.com:
Flash 99% Good – Written by Kevin Airgid and Stephanie Reindel. This is chapter 8 of the Flash99% Good book that has been made available both as HTML and PDF download at Macromedia.com. Chapter 8, “The Future of Flash,” covers Flash as a front end to web services, Flash and broadband, and the future of Flash usability.
Ready, Set, Go: Usability Testing – Written by Elizabeth McLachlan and Leanne Waldal at Otivo.com. Goes through the process of setting up a usability study. With a brief look at how you plan for, conduct, recruit users, execute and analyze the results of a usability test.
Start Now: Develop with Users – Written by Jared Braiterman, Ph.D.
jaredresearch.com. Knowing your audience. Creating profiles and scenarios to design a site that meets the needs of your target audience.