Human-Centered Software Engineering: Software Engineering Models, Patterns and Architectures for HCI / Edition 1

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The fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering (SE) have evolved almost independently from each other until the last two decades, when it became obvious that an integrated perspective would benefit the development of interactive software applications as considered in both disciplines. The chapters in this book are written by prominent researchers and practitioners who bring to light the major issues and challenges posed by this integration, and offer a variety of solutions in order to address the integration of HCI and SE, including:

• Extensions of software development methodologies to accomodate for the specific constraints of usage-centered design.

• Introduction of innovative, structured, and model-driven user interface engineering approaches.

• Addressing software architecture issues in the design of user interfaces.

• Reingineering of existing systems for better usability.

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"This book … is comprised of four sections and 17 chapters. The physical structure of the book is quite pleasing … . The editors have clearly thought about their chapter organization. … This publication is a testament to the importance of the convergence of software engineering and HCI. … this is a call to practitioners to take a larger role in creating better solutions, through a more ‘whole brain’ approach to a refined and sophisticated development model." (Brian D. Goodman, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848009066
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 6/22/2009
  • Series: Human-Computer Interaction Series
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Human-Centered Software Engineering: Software Engineering Architectures, Patterns and Models for Human Computer Interaction - Ahmed Seffah, Jean Vanderdonckt and Micel C DesmaraisPart 1: User Experiences, Usability Requirements and DesignWhat Drives Software Development: Bridging the Gap between Software and Usability Engineering - Nuno J NunesHuman Activity Modeling: Toward a Pragmatic Integration of Activity Theory and Usage-Centered Design - Larry L ConstantineA User-Centered Framework for Deriving a Conceptual Design from User Experiences: Leveraging Personas and Patterns to Create Usable Designs - Homa Javahery, Alexander Deichman, Ahmed Seffah and Mohamed Taleb XML-based Tools for Creating, Mapping and Transforming Usability Engineering Requirements - Fei Huang, Jon Titus, Allan Wolinski, Kevin Schneider and Jim A CarterPart 2: Modeling and Model-Driven EngineeringMulti-Path Transformational Development of User Interfaces with Graph Transformations - Quentin Limbourg and Jean VanderdoncktHuman-Centered Engineering with UIML - James Helms, Robbie Schaefer, Kris Luyten, Jo Vermeulen, Marc Abrams, Adrien Coyette and Jean VanderdoncktMegamodeling and Metamodel-Driven Engineering for Plastic User Interfaces: Mega-UI - Jean-Sébastien Sottet, Gaelle Calvary and Jean-Marie FavreCause and Effect in User Interface Development - Ebba Thora HvannbergPart 3: Interactive Systems ArchitecturesFrom User Interface Usability to the Overall Usability of Interactive Systems: Adding Usability in System Architecture - Mohamed Taleb, Ahmed Seffah and Daniel EnglebergTowards a Refined Paradigm for Architecting Usable Systems - Tamer Rafla, Michel C Desmarais and Pierre N RobillardTrace-based Usability Evaluation Using Aspect-oriented Programming and Agent-based Software Architecture - Jean-Claude Tarby, Houcine Ezzedine and Christophe KolskiAchieving Usability of Adaptable Software: The AMF-based Approach - Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Kinan Samaan and Bertrand DavidPart 4: Reengineering, Reverse Engineering and RefactoringThe GAINS Design Process - Martha J LindemanLegacy Systems Interaction Reengineering - Modammad El-Ramly, Eleni Stroulia and Hani SamirReverse Engineering for Usability Evaluation - Atif M MemonTask Models and System Models as a Bridge - David Navarre, Philippe Palanque and Marco Winckler

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