Maturing Usability

Quality in Software, Interaction, and Value

Publisher  Springer-Verlag  ISBN#: 978-1846289408 

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Maturing Usability

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Overview

Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction, and Value contains a collection of writings from various experts in the field of usability and user interface development.  It provides an understanding of how current research and practice has contributed towards improving quality issues in software, interaction and value. I wrote Chapter 4 which describes how usability fits into the Agile lifecycle.  Other chapters look at how using development tools can enhance the usability of a system, and how methods and models can be integrated into the process to help develop effective user interfaces; theoretical frameworks on the nature of interactions; techniques and metrics for evaluation interaction quality; the transfer of concepts and methods from research to practice; assessments of the impact that a system has in the real world; and how to focus on increasing the value of usability practice for software development and on increasing value for users. A balance between theoretical and empirical approaches is maintained throughout, and all those interested in exploring usability issues in human-computer interaction will find this a very useful book.

 

Chapter List

Part I: Quality in Software.  These chapters look at how using development tools can enhance the usability of a system, and how methods and models can be integrated into the process to help develop effective user interfaces.

Part II: Quality in Interaction. These chapters address theoretical frameworks on the nature of interactions; techniques and metrics for evaluation interaction quality; and the transfer of concepts and methods from research to practice.

Part III: Quality in Value.  These chapters assess the impact that a system has in the real world, focusing on increasing the value of usability practice for software development and on increasing value for users.

 

Who Should Read This Book?

You!  Anyone who is interested in improving their productivity as a developer, or who wishes to bring effective usability practices into their team or organization.



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