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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2001

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  • Usability basics for software developers

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):22 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (26)
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    This tutorial examines the relationship between usability and the user interface and discusses how the usability process follows a design-evaluate-redesign cycle. It also discusses some management issues an organization must face when applying usability techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Integrating usability techniques into software development

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):46 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    Now merged into Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services, our company, formerly called Shared Medical Systems, creates clinical, financial, and administrative software for the healthcare industry. Like other medium to large companies, SMS had reached a scale and maturity level that required the development process to be documented, predictable, repeatable, measurable, and usable by the developmen... View full abstract»

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  • India's software industry

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):77 - 80
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    India today has a distinct identity as a software superpower. With the world's second largest pool of English-speaking scientific and technical professionals, India boasts a US$5.7 billion software industry with an annual growth rate of more than 50 percent. As the software industry increasingly becomes a major driver of the nation's economy and policy makers devise ways to fuel its growth, India'... View full abstract»

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  • Hands-on experience implementing a product line - Software Product-Line Engineering: A Family-Based Software Development Process [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):105 - 106
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  • Design patterns for the enterprise - Enterprise Modeling with UML: Designing Successful Software Through Business Analisys [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):106 - 107
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  • TCSE: incubator of software engineering programs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 104
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  • Avoiding repetition [software design]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):97 - 99
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    Software design is not easy-not easy to do, teach, or evaluate. Much of software education these days is about products and APIs, yet much of these are transient, whereas good design is eternal, if only we could figure out what good design is. The author has been struck by one of the underlying principles that leads to better designs: remove duplication. The principle is simple: say anything in yo... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring alternatives during requirements analysis

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):92 - 96
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    Goal-oriented requirements analysis techniques provide ways to refine organizational and technical objectives, to more effectively explore alternatives during requirements definition. After selecting a set of alternatives to achieve these objectives, you can elaborate on them during subsequent phases to make them more precise and complete. The authors argue that goal-oriented analysis complements ... View full abstract»

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  • Improving subjective estimates using paired comparisons

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):87 - 91
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (1)
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    Despite the existence of structured methods for software sizing and effort estimation, the so-called “expert” approach seems to be the prevalent way to produce estimates in the software industry. This article presents a method based on paired comparisons, which social science researchers use for measuring when there is no accepted measurement scale or when a measurement instrument does... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing usability

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • Reflecting on research and practice

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):112 - 111
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  • Validating and improving test-case effectiveness

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):81 - 86
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (2)
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    Effective software testing before release is crucial for product success. Based on a new metric and an associated methodology for in-process validation of test-case effectiveness, the author presents and approach to improving the software testing process View full abstract»

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  • Usability and the bottom line

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):31 - 37
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    There is little debate that usability engineering benefits end users, but its benefit for companies and the people who work for them is less widely known. The author discusses these broader usability benefits and also how to use a cost-benefit analysis to demonstrate the value of usability to your company's bottom line View full abstract»

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  • Designing user-centered Web applications in Web time

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):62 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (1)
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    As designers struggle to develop Web applications “in Web time,” they are under the added pressure of delivering usability. The author describes her company's successful transformation to user-driven processes for designing e-commerce applications. She also offers strategies for introducing human factors methods into a reluctant development organization View full abstract»

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  • Engineering joy

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):70 - 76
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    Joy of use has become a buzzword in user interface design although serious attempts at defining it remain sparse. The authors propose systematic methods of taking into account one of its main determinants, hedonic quality, and its complex interplay with usability and utility as a step toward truly engineering the user experience View full abstract»

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  • Who needs software engineering?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):5 - 8
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  • Which way, SQA? [software quality assurance]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):16 - 18
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    What is software quality assurance, and where is it headed? Has it become passe as firms embrace rapid application development techniques, modern tools, and spiral development models? These are interesting questions to ask in light of SQA's history, quality models and technological developments. The author considers the effect that technology has on the practice of SQA. He considers electronic com... View full abstract»

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  • Partnering usability with development: how three organizations succeeded

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):38 - 45
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    Improving product usability enhances an organization's productivity, competitiveness and profitability. However, integrating usability practice into an organization is challenging. The authors consider three case studies which show how three organizations succeeded View full abstract»

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  • A global perspective on Web site usability

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):54 - 61
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    Online business failures are increasing as customers turn away from unusable or unfriendly sites. From a global perspective, usability requires cultural sensitivity in language transition, along with the appropriate use of color, design, and animation. We propose the use of a Web-based usability assessment model that promotes customer satisfaction as an integral part of online business application... View full abstract»

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