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An overview of research currently being conducted in designing products with high usability, incorporating human factors into the design process. The 26 collected papers offer a view of current practice and identify key concerns in evaluating usable designs, covering the selection of evaluation methods, field studies, informal methods, new evaluation methods, "off the shelf" evaluation methods, and task analysis. These papers were originally presented as part of the Usability Evaluation in Industry seminar held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September, 1994. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780748403141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/1996
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.64 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
1 Introduction 1
2 A Combined Effort in the Standardization of User Interface Testing 7
3 Usable Usability Evaluation: If the Mountain Won't Come to Mohammed, Mohammed Must Go to the Mountain 19
4 Combining Physical, Physiological and Subjective Data in the Evaluation of Product Usability 29
5 Factors Affecting the Selection of Methods and Techniques Prior to Conducting a Usability Evaluation 39
6 Information Ecologies, Experience and Ergonomics 49
7 Do-it-Yourself Usability Evaluation: Guiding Software Developers to Usability 59
8 Service Introduction and Evaluation 67
9 Evaluation of a Multi-system Situation 77
10 Observation as a Technique for Usability Evaluation 85
11 Field-based Prototyping 95
12 'Quick and Dirty' Usability Tests 107
13 Effective Informal Methods 115
14 Getting the Most out of 'Quick and Dirty' User Interface Simulations 121
15 Feature Checklists: A Cost-effective Method for 'In the Field' Usability Evaluation 131
16 Co-discovery Exploration: An Informal Method for the Iterative Design of Consumer Products 139
17 Private Camera Conversation: A New Method for Eliciting User Responses 147
18 Repertory Grid Theory and its Application to Product Evaluation 157
19 The Software Usability Measurement Inventory: Background and Usage 169
20 The Usability Checklist Approach Revisited 179
21 SUS: A 'Quick and Dirty' Usability Scale 189
22 FACE: A Rapid Method for Evaluation of User Interfaces 195
23 Hierarchical Task Analysis: An Overview 207
24 Task Analysis for Error Identification: Applying HEI to Product Design and Evaluation 215
25 Performance Measurement and Ecological Validity 227
26 Issues for Usability Evaluation in Industry: Seminar Discussions 237
Index 245
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