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Usability vs. Software Development Processes

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  • 1. E fficiently integrating usability into software development
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  • 4. Poor requirements specification Bad relationship management between customers and developers
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    • Fulfilling user’s needs, wants and desires
    • Designing user interfaces that allow users to complete their tasks in an efficient and easy way
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  • 10. key for project’s success =
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  • 12. Goals
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  • 14. Managing the project
  • 15. Software Development Process
  • 16. Integrating usability techniques Ethnographic studies, interviews, surveys, user scenarios, workflow modeling, focus groups, etc. Prototypes, card sorting, usability testing, participatory design, etc. Usability testing, heuristic evaluation, surveys, etc.
  • 17. Involving Users
  • 18. Involving Users Users diversity Users availability Development team organizational culture Product type
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  • 20. Development costs saving
  • 21. Users efficiency
  • 22. Revenue
  • 23.  
  • 24. Barriers
    • Psychological
    Organizational
  • 25. “ Involving users will only lengthen development timelines and time to market”
  • 26. “ Usage scenarios and usability testing just add to the already sky-high number of requirements we’re dealing with.”
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    • “ We already have enough trouble managing our product development process – adding users into the mix will make the process even more chaotic.”
  • 28. “ It is problematic to get money and the permission from the projects to do this, it is not easy to get permission to spend money on doing usability”
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  • 30. We have to analyze…
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  • 32. Don’t overdo on Usability… Usability Project Success Critical Point
  • 33. Susana Vilaça [email_address] http://susanavilaca.wordpress.com

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