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Making User-Centred Design Work in Software Development (Ref. No. 1999/010), IEE colloquium on

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  • Requirements development in user-centred system design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):7/1 - 7/4
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    The aim is to draw attention to three important issues. First and most importantly, we emphasise that a user-centred design approach of system development should involve understanding user requirements and the context of system use. To systematically arrive at a set of complete and accurate system requirements, the process of requirements engineering should, thus, be an integral part of the user-c... View full abstract»

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  • Sufficient and necessary conditions for routine deployment of user-centred design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1/1 - 1/4
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    The greatest challenge facing the HCI community is not the solution of any particular problem in the domain of human-computer interaction. Rather, it is the introduction of HCI practice into routine design of software products. Approaches to fostering the uptake of HCI solutions and, particularly, user-centred approaches to the design of software products have included education of designers and p... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring industrial demand for usability

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6/1 - 6/5
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    There is a fundamental lack of demand for usability/HCI in industry in the UK. The paper aims to show why many of the techniques used so far to sell usability to industry were and are doomed to failure. This failure has consequences for HCI education and research, and for the funding bodies that support that education and research. Without changes, current patterns of education and research will c... View full abstract»

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  • Industry standard usability test reports

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):4/1 - 4/4
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    A Common Industry Format (CIF) for usability test reports is currently being agreed between major American software suppliers and purchasers. The objective is to raise the profile of usability in the procurement process, and to demonstrate the consequent benefits of acquiring products with increased usability View full abstract»

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  • Human-centred process integration: the process maturity perspective

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2/1 - 215
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    This paper describes an approach to helping to provide a context for HCI development that will enable a human-centred approach to work. The approach is based on a process model for human centred development and uses the concept of capability maturity at the level of individual processes and of the development organisation View full abstract»

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  • Repositioning HCI

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The success or failure of HCI in an industrial setting is as much to do with its positioning in the organization as the maturity, applicability and acceptability of its methods. Positioning has a great effect on who talks to whom, and what power and influence relationships exist. To achieve a more user-centered design process, it is essential to achieve an organizational positioning outside softwa... View full abstract»

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  • Making user-centred design a priority in large organisations: a case study of a usability audit

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3/1 - 3/9
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    A range of national and international initiatives, such as ISO 9241, have identified interface design as a critical stage in the software development process. Such initiatives will only be successful if the `corporate culture' of commercial organisations grows to recognise the importance of usability. It can, however, be extremely difficult for companies to gain a clear view of attitudes towards i... View full abstract»

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  • Making user-centred design work in software development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):0_4 - 0_5
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  • Integrating HCI concerns into the design of safety-critical interactive systems: a case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):8/1 - 8/4
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    Any poorly designed system is inconvenient or annoying to its users and those affected by its existence. In safety-critical applications, ill-conceived designs can be lethal as, by definition, failures have a safety implication. The authors report on their experiences of transferring a cognitive modelling technique (programmable user modelling) into industrial design practice in collaboration with... View full abstract»

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  • Consulting experiences: making user-centred design work

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):9/1 - 9/4
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    The paper provides an overview of the author's experiences, over the last 6 years (1993-9), of providing user centred design consultancy through Microsoft Consulting Services (MCD)in the UK. It identifies common problems in user centred design (UCD) consulting projects, and outlines approaches that have been successful in selling and conducting user centred design. The UCD work carried out by MCS ... View full abstract»

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