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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Human-Centered Software Engineering - Integrating Usability in the Software Development Lifecycle

Editors: Seffah, Ahmed, Gulliksen, Jan, Desmarais, Michel C. (Eds.)

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Human-CenteredSoftwareEngineering: BridgingHCI,UsabilityandSoftwareEngineering From its beginning in the 1980’s, the ?eld of human-computer interaction (HCI) has beende?nedasamultidisciplinaryarena. BythisImeanthattherehas beenanexplicit recognition that distinct skills and perspectives are required to make the whole effort of designing usable computer systems work well. Thus people with backgrounds in Computer Science (CS) and Software Engineering (SE) joined with people with ba- grounds in various behavioral science disciplines (e. g. , cognitive and social psych- ogy, anthropology)inaneffortwhereallperspectiveswereseenasessentialtocreating usable systems. But while the ?eld of HCI brings individuals with many background disciplines together to discuss a common goal - the development of useful, usable, satisfying systems - the form of the collaboration remains unclear. Are we striving to coordinate the varied activities in system development, or are we seeking a richer collaborative framework? In coordination, Usability and SE skills can remain quite distinct and while the activities of each group might be critical to the success of a project, we need only insure that critical results are provided at appropriate points in the development cycle. Communication by one group to the other during an activity might be seen as only minimally necessary. In collaboration, there is a sense that each group can learn something about its own methods and processes through a close pa- nership with the other. Communication during the process of gathering information from target users of a system by usability professionals would not be seen as so- thing that gets in the way of the essential work of software engineering professionals.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Key Principles for User-Centred Systems Design

    Jan Gulliksen, Bengt Göransson, Inger Boivie, Jenny Persson, Stefan Blomkvist, Åsa Cajander

    Pages 17-36

  • HCI, Usability and Software Engineering Integration: Present and Future

    Ahmed Seffah, Michel C. Desmarais, Eduard Metzker

    Pages 37-57

  • Which, When and How Usability Techniques and Activities Should Be Integrated

    Xavier Ferre, Natalia Juristo, Ana M. Moreno

    Pages 173-200

  • Towards a Model for Bridging Agile Development and User-Centered Design

    Stefan Blomkvist

    Pages 219-244

  • UI Design Patterns: Bridging Use Cases and UI Design

    John M. Artim

    Pages 309-329

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human-Centered Software Engineering - Integrating Usability in the Software Development Lifecycle
Editors
  • Ahmed Seffah
  • Jan Gulliksen
  • Michel C. Desmarais
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4113-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4113-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4027-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7016-6
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 391
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