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    Usability vs. Software Development Processes Usability vs. Software Development Processes Presentation Transcript

    • E fficiently integrating usability into software development
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    • 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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    • key for project’s success =
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    • Goals
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    • Managing the project
    • Software Development Process
    • 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.
    • Involving Users
    • Involving Users Users diversity Users availability Development team organizational culture Product type
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    • Development costs saving
    • Users efficiency
    • Revenue
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    • Barriers
      • Psychological
      Organizational
    • “ Involving users will only lengthen development timelines and time to market”
    • “ Usage scenarios and usability testing just add to the already sky-high number of requirements we’re dealing with.”
      • “ We already have enough trouble managing our product development process – adding users into the mix will make the process even more chaotic.”
    • “ 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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    • We have to analyze…
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    • Don’t overdo on Usability… Usability Project Success Critical Point
    • Susana Vilaça [email_address] http://susanavilaca.wordpress.com