The Muse Method for Usability Engineering by Kee Yong LimThe Muse Method for Usability Engineering by Kee Yong Lim

The Muse Method for Usability Engineering

byKee Yong Lim, John B. Long

Paperback | July 2, 2009

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MUSE is a method developed specifically to extend the scope of human factors contributions beyond late evaluation and thus increase their effectivness and uptake. This is accomplished by making inputs more explicit, early and continuous throughout the system development process. Since MUSE's scope spans user requirements to user interface design, it supports active human factors involvement in both design specification and evaluation. MUSE defines how, what and when particular human factor concerns should be addressed. It also specifies the procedures, notations, and documentation involved. This book will be essential reading for all involved with systems development, whether from the HCI or software engineering communities, and can be used as well for course accompaniment.
Title:The Muse Method for Usability EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.75 inPublished:July 2, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521479991

ISBN - 13:9780521479998


Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Need for a Structured Human Factors Method to Support System Development: 1. On human factors contributions to the development of interactive systems; Part II. Development and Overview of MUSE - A Structured Human Factors Method: 2. The development of MUSE; 3. An overview of MUSE; Part III. Detailed Account of MUSE - A Structured Human Factors Method: 4. The elicitation and analysis phase of MUSE; 5. The synthesis phase of MUSE; 6. The design specification phase of MUSE; Part IV. The Integration of Human Factors with Structured Software Engineering Methods: 7. Prerequisites and examples of the integration of human factors with structured software engineering methods; Part V. Synopsis: 8. Assessment and future development of MUSE and MUSE*/JSD; References; Glossary; Annexes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This extrapolation of a structured human factors method may mark a watershed in usability engineering approaches to design." John F. Meech and Raymond Devlin, Ergonomics