Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction and Value by Effie Lai-Chong LawMaturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction and Value by Effie Lai-Chong Law

Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction and Value

byEffie Lai-Chong LawForeword byR. Jeffries, D. Wixon

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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"Maturing Usability" provides an understanding of how current research and practice has contributed towards improving quality issues in software, interaction and value.

Divided into three parts, 'Quality in Software' looks 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. 'Quality in Interaction' addresses 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. Finally, 'Quality in Value' assesses 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.

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.

Title:Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction and ValueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849966818

ISBN - 13:9781849966818

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Quality in Software.- Usability Evaluation of User Interfaces Generated with a Model-Driven Architecture Tool (S. Abrahão, E. Iborra & J. Vanderdonckt).- Software Quality Engineering - the Leverage for Gaining Maturity (W. Suryn).- Connecting Rigorous System Analysis to Experience-centred Design (M. Harrison, G. Doherty, J. C. Campos & S. Loer).- Tailoring Usability into Agile Software Development Projects (S. Ambler).- Model-Based Evaluation: A New Way to Support Usability Evaluation of Multimodal Interactive Applications (R. Bernhaupt, P. Palanque, M. Winckler & D. Navarre).- Part 2: Quality in Interaction.- Systems Usability - Promoting Core-Task Oriented Work Practices (P. Savioja & L. Norros).- Usability Work in Professional Website Design: Insights from Practitioners' Perspectives (D. Furniss, A. Blandford & P. Curzon).- Characterisations, Requirements and Activities of User-centred design - Revising the model of ISO 13407 (T. Jokela).- Remote Usability Evaluation: Discussion of a General Framework and Experiences from Research with a Specific Tool (F. Paterno & C. Santoro).- Utility and Experience in the Evolution of Usability (G. Lindgaard & A. Parush).- Part 3: Quality in Value.- Quality in Software and Users' Health Issues (Å. Cajander, I. Boivie & J. Gulliksen).- Usability Evaluation as Idea Generation (K. Hornbaek).- Putting Value into E-valu-ation (G. Cockton).- HCI and the Economics of User Experience (M. Sikorski).- The Future of Usability Evaluation: Increasing Impact on Value (S. Rosenbaum).- Conclusion.- A Green Paper on Usability Maturation (E. L-C Law, E. T. Hvannberg & G. Cockton)

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This is a significant volume by numerous authors, all of whom are leaders in the usability community. . The steps taken by practitioners and academics to evolve the discipline to its current state are treated as well. . I highly recommend this book to all who have an interest in software usability. . could be used in a graduate course on usability theory, history, and 'where is it going.'" (C. A. Wolfe, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2008)