Usability Engineering

Usability Engineering

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by Jakob Nielsen
     
 

Written by the author of the best-selling HyperText & HyperMedia, this book provides an excellent guide to the methods of usability engineering. Special features: emphasizes cost-effective methods that will help developers improve their user interfaces immediately, shows you how to avoid the four most frequently listed reasons for delay in software projects, provides… See more details below

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Written by the author of the best-selling HyperText & HyperMedia, this book provides an excellent guide to the methods of usability engineering. Special features: emphasizes cost-effective methods that will help developers improve their user interfaces immediately, shows you how to avoid the four most frequently listed reasons for delay in software projects, provides step-by-step information about which methods to use at various stages during the development life cycle, and offers information on the unique issues relating to informational usability. You do not need to have previous knowledge of usability to implement the methods provided, yet all of the latest research is covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125184052
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Pages:
358

Table of Contents

Preface
Audience
Teaching Usability Engineering
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Executive Summary1
Ch. 2What Is Usability?23
Ch. 3Generations of User Interfaces49
Ch. 4The Usability Engineering Lifecycle71
Ch. 5Usability Heuristics115
Ch. 6Usability Testing165
Ch. 7Usability Assessment Methods beyond Testing207
Ch. 8Interface Standards227
Ch. 9International User Interfaces237
Ch. 10Future Developments255
Appendix A: Exercises269
Appendix B: Bibliography283
Author Index341
Subject Index351

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