Software Design Guidelines for Usability

Carvajal García, Laura Elena and Moreno Sánchez-Capuchino, Ana María (2011). Software Design Guidelines for Usability. In: "Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD) 2011", 05/09/2011 - 07/09/2011, A Coruña, España. pp. 67-76.

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Title: Software Design Guidelines for Usability
Author/s:
  • Carvajal García, Laura Elena
  • Moreno Sánchez-Capuchino, Ana María
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD) 2011
Event Dates: 05/09/2011 - 07/09/2011
Event Location: A Coruña, España
Title of Book: Actas de las Jornadas de Ingeniería del Software y Bases de Datos (JISBD) 2011
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Informática (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

For years, the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) community has crafted usability guidelines that clearly define what
characteristics a software system should have in order to be easy to use. However, in the Software Engineering (SE)
community keep falling short of successfully incorporating these recommendations into software projects. From a SE
perspective, the process of incorporating usability features into software is not always straightforward, as a large number
of these features have heavy implications in the underlying software architecture. For example, successfully including an
“undo” feature in an application requires the design and implementation of many complex interrelated data structures and
functionalities. Our work is focused upon providing developers with a set of software design patterns to assist them in the
process of designing more usable software. This would contribute to the proper inclusion of specific usability features
with high impact on the software design. Preliminary validation data show that usage of the guidelines also has positive
effects on development time and overall software design quality.

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Item ID: 11205
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11205/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11205
Official URL: http://www.sistedes.es/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 Jul 2012 11:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:21
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