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

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The fields of HCI and Software Engineering have evolved almost independently of each other until the last decade, when it became apparent that an integrated and combined perspective would benefit the development of interactive software applications. The chapters in this book are written by prominent researchers who bring to light the major integration issues and challenges, and offer a variety of solutions to bridging the HCI and SE gap, including: Extending software engineering artifacts for UI specification, such as annotating use cases with task descriptions, Enhancing object-oriented software engineering notations and models Possible extensions of HCI methods for requirements gathering through field observations and interviews, deriving a conceptual design model from scenario, task models and use cases and using personae as a way to understand and model end-users, New methodologies for interactive systems design, as well as approaches complementing existing methodologies.

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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

1 An introduction to human-centered software engineering : integrating usability in the development process 3
2 Key principles for user-centred systems design 17
3 HCI, usability and software engineering integration : present and future 37
4 Surveying the solitudes : an investigation into the relationships between human computer interaction and software engineering in practice 59
5 Convergence or competition between software engineering and human computer interaction 71
6 Experience with using general usability scenarios of the software architecture of a collaborative system 87
7 Linking user needs and use case-driven requirements engineering 113
8 Guiding designers to the world of usability : determining usability requirements through teamwork 127
9 Transforming usability engineering requirements into software engineering specifications : from PUF to UML 147
10 Which, when and how usability techniques and activities should be integrated 173
11 Coping with complexity 201
12 Towards a model for bridging agile development and user-centered design 219
13 Ripple : an event driven design representation framework for integrating usability and software engineering life cycles 245
14 Integrating user-centered design knowledge with scenarios 269
15 Patterns of integration : bringing user centered design into the software development lifecycle 287
16 UI design patterns : bridging use cases and UI design 309
17 UI design patterns : from theory to practice 331
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