Human-Centered Software Engineering - Integrating Usability in the Software Development Lifecycle / Edition 1

Human-Centered Software Engineering - Integrating Usability in the Software Development Lifecycle / Edition 1

by Ahmed Seffah
     
 

Human-CenteredSoftwareEngineering: BridgingHCI,UsabilityandSoftwareEngineering From its beginning in the 1980’s, the ?eld of human-computer interaction (HCI) has beende?nedasamultidisciplinaryarena. BythisImeanthattherehas beenanexplicit recognition that distinct skills and perspectives are required to make the whole effort of designing usable computer… See more details below

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Human-CenteredSoftwareEngineering: BridgingHCI,UsabilityandSoftwareEngineering From its beginning in the 1980’s, the ?eld of human-computer interaction (HCI) has beende?nedasamultidisciplinaryarena. BythisImeanthattherehas beenanexplicit recognition that distinct skills and perspectives are required to make the whole effort of designing usable computer systems work well. Thus people with backgrounds in Computer Science (CS) and Software Engineering (SE) joined with people with ba- grounds in various behavioral science disciplines (e. g. , cognitive and social psych- ogy, anthropology)inaneffortwhereallperspectiveswereseenasessentialtocreating usable systems. But while the ?eld of HCI brings individuals with many background disciplines together to discuss a common goal - the development of useful, usable, satisfying systems - the form of the collaboration remains unclear. Are we striving to coordinate the varied activities in system development, or are we seeking a richer collaborative framework? In coordination, Usability and SE skills can remain quite distinct and while the activities of each group might be critical to the success of a project, we need only insure that critical results are provided at appropriate points in the development cycle. Communication by one group to the other during an activity might be seen as only minimally necessary. In collaboration, there is a sense that each group can learn something about its own methods and processes through a close pa- nership with the other. Communication during the process of gathering information from target users of a system by usability professionals would not be seen as so- thing that gets in the way of the essential work of software engineering professionals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048170166
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Human-Computer Interaction Series, #8
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

1An introduction to human-centered software engineering : integrating usability in the development process3
2Key principles for user-centred systems design17
3HCI, usability and software engineering integration : present and future37
4Surveying the solitudes : an investigation into the relationships between human computer interaction and software engineering in practice59
5Convergence or competition between software engineering and human computer interaction71
6Experience with using general usability scenarios of the software architecture of a collaborative system87
7Linking user needs and use case-driven requirements engineering113
8Guiding designers to the world of usability : determining usability requirements through teamwork127
9Transforming usability engineering requirements into software engineering specifications : from PUF to UML147
10Which, when and how usability techniques and activities should be integrated173
11Coping with complexity201
12Towards a model for bridging agile development and user-centered design219
13Ripple : an event driven design representation framework for integrating usability and software engineering life cycles245
14Integrating user-centered design knowledge with scenarios269
15Patterns of integration : bringing user centered design into the software development lifecycle287
16UI design patterns : bridging use cases and UI design309
17UI design patterns : from theory to practice331

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