Usability Engineering

Usability Engineering

by Jakob Nielsen, Nielsen
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Elsevier Science
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Usability Engineering

Written by the author of the best-selling HyperText & HyperMedia, this book is an excellent guide to the methods of usability engineering. The book provides the tools needed to avoid usability surprises and improve product quality. Step-by-step information on which method to use at various stages during the development lifecycle are included, along with detailed information on how to run a usability test and the unique issues relating to international usability.

• Emphasizes cost-effective methods that developers can implement immediately
• Instructs readers about which methods to use when, throughout the development lifecycle, which ultimately helps in cost-benefit analysis.
• Shows readers how to avoid the four most frequently listed reasons for delay in software projects.
• Includes detailed information on how to run a usability test.
• Covers unique issues of international usability.
• Features an extensive bibliography allowing readers to find additional information.
• Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field and the author of the best-selling HyperText & HyperMedia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780125184069
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/07/1994
Series: Interactive Technologies Series
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary.
What is Usability?
Generations of User Interfaces.
The Usability Engineering Lifecycle.
Usability Heuristics.
Usability Testing.
Usability Assessment Methods Beyond Testing.
Interface Standards.
International User Interfaces.
Future Developments.
Appendix A: Exercises.
Appendix B: Bibliography.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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Usability Engineering 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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This book is very clear and covers all the basics. An usability engineer will want more, but this is a good first one. I especially liked the chapter on inexpensive usability engineering methods, that even a small company can adopt. This is the authority, if you need one.