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Goal Composition: Extending Task Analysis to Predict Things People May Want to Do

by Jakob Nielsen on January 1, 1994

Summary: This essay describes a technique for extending a task analysis based on the principle of goal composition. Basically, goal composition starts by considering each primary goal that the user may have when using the system. A list of possible additional features is then generated by combining each of these goals with a set of general meta-goals that extend the primary goals.