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Usability considerations

Usability includes considerations such as:

Answers to these can be obtained by conducting user and task analysis at the start of the project.

Other considerations include:

Examples of ways to find answers to these and other questions are: user-focused requirements analysis, building user profiles, and usability testing.

Usability is now recognized as an important software quality attribute, earning its place among more traditional attributes such as performance and robustness. Indeed various academic programs focus on usability. http://dmoz.org/Computers/Human-Computer_Interaction/Academic/ Also several usability consultancy companies have emerged, and traditional consultancy and design firms are offering similar services.

See also


* {{Book reference | Author=Norman, Donald A. | Title=The Design of Everyday Things | Publisher=Basic Books | Year=2002 | ID=ISBN 0-465-067107}} *?Jakob Nielsen: Usability Engineering, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, ISBN 0-12-518406-9 *?Ben Shneiderman: Software Psychology, 1980

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