Redesign of an air quality monitoring website for Chinese users
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In this thesis an air quality monitoring website that was made by a Finnish company was redesigned for Chinese users. The website was redesigned based on feedback from user-centered design (UCD) process that was conducted as a part of the thesis. Used UCD methods include, task based user testing, interviews, competitive analysis and paper prototyping The study consisted of 3 UCD rounds and total of 21 participants, 7 Finnish and 14 Chinese. Two of the rounds were conducted in Finland and one in China. The results of this thesis include the redesigned website which was optimized for the Chinese users group. The users of the original website that were part of the study, were pleased with the new design. The thesis proposes guidelines for designing products targeted for Chinese people and guidelines for conducting UCD research in China.