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Software Design Guidelines for Usability
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Computer systems
Information
Abstract
For years, the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) community has crafted usability guidelines that clearly define what characteristics a software system should have in order to be easy to use. However, in the Software Engineering (SE) community keep falling short of successfully incorporating these recommendations into software projects. From a SE perspective, the process of incorporating usability features into software is not always straightforward, as a large number of these features have heavy implications in the underlying software architecture. For example, successfully including an “undo” feature in an application requires the design and implementation of many complex interrelated data structures and functionalities. Our work is focused upon providing developers with a set of software design patterns to assist them in the process of designing more usable software. This would contribute to the proper inclusion of specific usability features with high impact on the software design. Preliminary validation data show that usage of the guidelines also has positive effects on development time and overall software design quality.
International
No
Congress
Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos
960
Place
A Coruña, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-972-8939-18-2
Start Date
05/07/2011
End Date
07/07/2011
From page
67
To page
76
Participants
  • Autor: Laura Elena Carvajal García (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Moreno Sanchez-Capuchino (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
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