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Human–Computer Interaction Series

Maturing Usability

Quality in Software, Interaction and Value

Editors: Law, Effie Lai-Chong, Hvannberg, Ebba, Cockton, Gilbert (Eds.)

  • Addresses three major perspectives of evaluating quality: quality in software, quality in interaction and quality in value
  • Includes chapters on new methods and approaches that will enhance the field of usability
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"Maturing Usability" provides an understanding of how current research and practice has contributed towards improving quality from the perspectives of software features, interaction experiences and achieved value.

Divided into three parts, ‘Quality in Software’ looks at how using development tools can enhance usability of a system, and how methods and models can be integrated into the development process to produce effective user interfaces. ‘Quality in Interaction’ addresses theoretical frameworks on the nature of interactions; techniques and metrics for evaluation interaction quality; and the transfer of concepts and methods from research to practice. Finally, ‘Quality in Value’ assesses the impact that a system has in the real world, focusing on increasing the value of usability practice for software development and on increasing value for the users.

A balance between theoretical and empirical approaches is maintained throughout, and all those interested in exploring usability and emerging usage qualities in human-computer interaction will find this a very useful book.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a significant volume by numerous authors, all of whom are leaders in the usability community. … The steps taken by practitioners and academics to evolve the discipline to its current state are treated as well. … I highly recommend this book to all who have an interest in software usability. … could be used in a graduate course on usability theory, history, and ‘where is it going.’" (C. A. Wolfe, ACM Computing Reviews, November, 2008)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Usability Evaluation of User Interfaces Generated with a Model-Driven Architecture Tool

    Abrahão, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Software Quality Engineering: The Leverage for Gaining Maturity

    Suryn, Witold

    Pages 33-55

  • Connecting Rigorous System Analysis to Experience-Centered Design

    Harrison, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 56-74

  • Tailoring Usability into Agile Software Development Projects

    Ambler, Scott W.

    Pages 75-95

  • Model-Based Evaluation: A New Way to Support Usability Evaluation of Multimodal Interactive Applications

    Bernhaupt, Regina (et al.)

    Pages 96-119

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-941-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-940-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-681-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maturing Usability
Book Subtitle
Quality in Software, Interaction and Value
Editors
  • Effie Lai-Chong Law
  • Ebba Hvannberg
  • Gilbert Cockton
Series Title
Human–Computer Interaction Series
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-941-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-941-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-940-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-681-8
Series ISSN
1571-5035
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 430
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