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Many software-developing projects start out with one person?s vision. In many of these projects, there is the problem of diverging from that first vision. Especially if the vision is built up during a long period of time. The vision becomes so strong, that even obvious usability aspects are forgotten or neglected.
This bachelor thesis describes the problem of the customer, project leader and the dedicated founder being the same person. Also, we present the problem of following usability rules when designing for an unknown group of users in the Internet. The project task was to develop an Internet based community where the user is a leader of some kind.
We will also show the benefits of involving the software developers in discussions concerning design and usability. This and the developing of mock-ups influenced the developers to take a little step away from traditional technical thinking and focused more on the user and the user?s need.