Transition to Analysis
Web analysis and design is an iterative process. Through prototyping our Web site (including alternative designs), we can dramatically increase our odds of success. But to really achieve success, we need to employ a user-centered design,1 which states that
The user is the center of the design universe.
Design decisions are made based on making the user's tasks easier.
Implementing this approach requires a thorough understanding of who the users are, what tasks they will be performing, how they will be using the Web site.