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GOULD, J.D. AND LEWIS, C. 1985. Designing for usability: key principles and what designers think. Communications of the ACM 28, 3, 300-311

Legends of UCD Gould and Lewis reported their famous Key principles for Design. These were later extended and adapted to most of our standards etc. I’d say a truly seminal work

Continue reading...GOULD, J.D. AND LEWIS, C. 1985. Designing for usability: key principles and what designers think. Communications of the ACM 28, 3, 300-311

Dicks, R.S. (2002) Mis-usability: on the uses and misuses of usability testing. In Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference on Computer documentation (SIGDOC ’02). pp. 26-30

DOI=10.1145/584955.584960 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/584955.584960

Dicks discusses on the problems that he has noticed in testing practices and in teaching usability testing. At first, he reminds what characteristics are requited to call

Continue reading...Dicks, R.S. (2002) Mis-usability: on the uses and misuses of usability testing. In Proceedings of the 20th annual international conference on Computer documentation (SIGDOC ’02). pp. 26-30

Greenberg, S. & Buxton, B. (2008) Usability Evaluation Considered Harmful (Some of the Time). In CHI 2008 Proceedings, pp. 111-120.

Greenberg and Buxton have listed in their paper a number of problems related to usability testing, and situations where usability evaluation can even be harmful ”if naively done ’by rule’ rather

Continue reading...Greenberg, S. & Buxton, B. (2008) Usability Evaluation Considered Harmful (Some of the Time). In CHI 2008 Proceedings, pp. 111-120.

Wixon, D. (2011) Measuring fun, trust, confidence, and other ethereal constructs: It isn’t that hard. Interactions Vol. 18 no 6.

In his article, Wixon argues that everything can be measured, but something about the object of measurement is always lost. Therefore, we need multiple measurements to get more accurate measures of

Continue reading...Wixon, D. (2011) Measuring fun, trust, confidence, and other ethereal constructs: It isn’t that hard. Interactions Vol. 18 no 6.

Sengers, P. and Gaver, B. 2006. Staying open to interpretation: engaging multiple meanings in design and evaluation. DIS’06

DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1142405.1142422

Sengers and Gaver want to add new perspectives to both design and evaluation of new systems. In addition to, designing systems that “convey a single

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