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A commitment to usability in user interface design and development offers enormous benefits, including greater user productivity, more competitive products, lower support costs, and a more efficient development process. But what does it mean to be committed to usability? Inside, a twenty-year expert answers this question in full, presenting the techniques of Usability Engineering as a series of product lifecycle tasks that result directly in easier-to-learn, easier-to-use software.

You'll learn to perform a complete requirements analysis and then incorporate the resulting goals and constraints in a highly structured, iterative design and development process. This process doesn't end with installation but instead begins anew with the collection of user feedback that will guide further development. Also covered are organizational issues related to the implementation of Usability Engineering, including cost justification, project planning, and organizational structures.

* Unites all current UE techniques in a single, authoritative resource, presenting a coherent lifecycle process in which each clearly defined task leads directly the next.

* Teaches concrete, immediately usable skills to practitioners in all kinds of product development organizations-from internal departments to commercial developers to consultants.

* Contains examples of actual software development projects and the ways in which they have benefited from Usability Engineering.

* Deals in specifics, not generalities-provides detailed templates and instructions for every phase of the Usability Engineering lifecycle.

* Pays special attention to Web site development and explains how Usability Engineering principles can be applied to the development of any interactive product.

Synopsis:

ess in which each clearly defined task leads directly the next.

  • Teaches concrete, immediately usable skills to practitioners in all kinds of product development organizations-from internal departments to commercial developers to consultants.

  • Contains examples of actual software development projects and the ways in which they have benefited from Usability Engineering.

  • Deals in specifics, not generalities-provides detailed templates and instructions for every phase of the Usability Engineering lifecycle.

  • Pays special attention to Web site development and explains how Usability Engineering principles can be applied to the development of any interactive product.

  • Synopsis:

    Deborah Mayhew unites all current UE techniques is a single, authoritative resource, presenting a coherent lifecycle process in which each clearly defined task leads directly to the next. The book teaches concrete, immediately usable skills to practitioners in all kinds of product development organizations--from internal departments to commercial developers to consultants.

    About the Author

    Dr. Deborah J. Mayhew is owner and principal of Deborah J. Mayhew & Associates, a consulting firm based in Massachusetts, offering courses and consulting on all aspects of Usability Engineering and user interface design. Clients include American Airlines, AT&T, Ford,Harvard Univeristy, and NASA. Dr. Mayhew received her Ph.D. in Experimental Cognitive Psychology from Tufts University. She is the author of Principles and Guidelines in Software User Interface Design (Prentice Hall), a coeditor of Cost-Justifying Usability (Academic Press), and a contributor to Human Factors and Web Development.

    Deborah J. Mayhew and Associates, West Tisbury, MA, U.S.A.

    Table of Contents

    Engineering Lifecycle

    Chapter 19: Usability Project Planning

    Chapter 20: Cost-Justification

    Chapter 21: Organizational Roles and Structures

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9781558605619
    Subtitle:
    A Practitioner's Handbook for User Interface Design
    Author:
    Mayhew, Deborah J.
    Author:
    Mayhew, Deborah
    Publisher:
    Morgan Kaufmann
    Location:
    San Francisco, Calif. :
    Subject:
    Computer Science
    Subject:
    Engineering
    Subject:
    Programming - Software Development
    Subject:
    Computer software
    Subject:
    User interfaces (computer systems)
    Subject:
    User Interfaces
    Subject:
    Computer software -- Development.
    Subject:
    Software Development & Engineering - General
    Edition Number:
    1
    Series:
    Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies
    Publication Date:
    19990322
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Yes
    Pages:
    560
    Dimensions:
    9.25 x 7.375 in

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    "Synopsis" by , ess in which each clearly defined task leads directly the next.

  • Teaches concrete, immediately usable skills to practitioners in all kinds of product development organizations-from internal departments to commercial developers to consultants.

  • Contains examples of actual software development projects and the ways in which they have benefited from Usability Engineering.

  • Deals in specifics, not generalities-provides detailed templates and instructions for every phase of the Usability Engineering lifecycle.

  • Pays special attention to Web site development and explains how Usability Engineering principles can be applied to the development of any interactive product.

  • "Synopsis" by , Deborah Mayhew unites all current UE techniques is a single, authoritative resource, presenting a coherent lifecycle process in which each clearly defined task leads directly to the next. The book teaches concrete, immediately usable skills to practitioners in all kinds of product development organizations--from internal departments to commercial developers to consultants.
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