Posts tagged in usability

Cockton, G. & Woolrych, A. Sale Must End: Should Discount Methods be Cleared off HCI’s Shelves? Interactions, September+October 2002. 13-18

Interactions’ article is a critical analysis of the so called discount usability methods. By discount methods, the authors mean almost all usability inspection methods that I consider business as usual in

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MARTI, P. AND BANNON, L.J. 2009. Exploring User-Centred Design in Practice: Some Caveats. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 22, 1, 7

Marti and Bannon [Marti and Bannon 2009] re-iterate UCD from its now well-established definitions and foundation (see [Norman and Draper 1986] [Gould and Lewis 1985; Gould et al. 1991] and ISO

Continue reading...MARTI, P. AND BANNON, L.J. 2009. Exploring User-Centred Design in Practice: Some Caveats. Knowledge, Technology & Policy 22, 1, 7

GOULD, J.D., BOIES, S.J., AND LEWIS, C. 1991. Making usable, useful, productivity-enhancing computer applications. Communications of the ACM 34, 1, 74

Gould, Boies and Lewis (1991) elaborate on their own rules by emphasizing the need to act out the design for usability principles as a process, and by adding a fourth rule

Continue reading...GOULD, J.D., BOIES, S.J., AND LEWIS, C. 1991. Making usable, useful, productivity-enhancing computer applications. Communications of the ACM 34, 1, 74

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