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Adoption-centric Usability Engineering

Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software Engineering

Authors: Seffah, Ahmed, Metzker, Eduard

  • Proposes a proven approach for integrating usability methods within software engineering, with an explicit methodology
  • Borne out of a collaboration between Columbia University and DaimlerChrysler
  • Competition touches on need for integration but does not have same explicit method
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About this book

Developing easy to use software systems which also increase productivity, performance and satisfaction to users is still one of major challenges faced by software engineers.

In providing a new perspective on the integration and adoption of usability engineering methods by software development teams, this book demonstrates that usability engineering methods can only be integrated in the software development process when they are fully adopted by the project teams. The authors present an adoption centric usability engineering approach that consists of a process meta-model for guiding project teams in the deployment of usability engineering methods and provide a framework for measuring the acceptance of the deployed methods.

Software developers, managers and educators from both academia and industry will find this comprehensible, step-by-step approach to integrating usability engineering methods in the software development lifecycle a useful guide in extending and improving on methodologies, and complementary to existing software development strategies.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • On Usability and Usability Engineering

    Seffah, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Usability Engineering Methods Plethora

    Seffah, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Pitfalls and Obstacles in the Integration and Adoption Path

    Seffah, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 35-43

  • Usability Engineering Integration as an Adoption Problem

    Seffah, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

  • ACUE Architecture and Components

    Seffah, Ahmed (et al.)

    Pages 59-71

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-019-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84800-018-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-703-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adoption-centric Usability Engineering
Book Subtitle
Systematic Deployment, Assessment and Improvement of Usability Methods in Software Engineering
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-019-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-019-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-018-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-703-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
39 b/w illustrations
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