ISO Standard 9241-11


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ISO Standard 9241-11

  1. 1. ISO Standard 9241 - 11 BY : HASSAN AFTAB
  2. 2. Table of Contents • Introduction to ISO Standard 9241 • ISO 9241 – 11 : Guidance on Usability • Usability • Usability Framework • Quality
  3. 3. Introduction to ISO Standard 9241 • ISO 9241 is a multi-part standard covering ergonomics of humancomputer interaction. • 9241 is concerned with usability as a broad quality objective: the ability to use a product for its intended purpose. • This Standard can be used to support the following activities: • specification of overall quality and usability requirements and evaluation against these requirements • incorporation of usability into a quality system
  4. 4. ISO 9241 – 11 : Guidance on Usability • ISO 9241-11 explains how usability can be specified and evaluated in terms of user performance and satisfaction. • Usability: The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use • Effectiveness : The accuracy and completeness with which users achieve specified goals. • Efficiency : The resources expended in relation to the accuracy and completeness with which users achieve goals. • Satisfaction : The comfort and acceptability of use
  5. 5. Continued… • ISO 9241-11 explains how to identify the information that it is necessary to take into account when specifying or evaluating usability in terms of measures of user performance and satisfaction. Guidance is given on how to describe the context of use of the product and the measures of usability in an explicit way. • One of the benefits of this approach is that it helps design teams plan for usability as part of the development lifecycle, by setting and measuring usability goals for the product. • The standard describes how it can be applied to:  specify and measure the usability of products  specify and evaluate usability during design  specify and measure a work system in use.
  6. 6. Usability • ISO 9241-11 also emphasises that usability is dependent on the context of use and that the level of usability achieved will depend on the specific circumstances in which a product is used. • The context of use consists of the users, tasks, equipment (hardware, software and materials), and the physical and organisational environments which may all influence the usability of a product
  7. 7. Usability Framework
  8. 8. Quality • ISO 9241-11 defines the quality of a work system in use as: • The extent to which specified goals can be achieved with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified work system. • The difference between usability and the quality of a work system in use is a matter of focus. When usability is evaluated, the focus is on improving a product while the other components of the work system (user, task, equipment, and environment) are treated as given. If the aim is to improve the quality of the overall work system in use, any part of the work system may be the subject of design or evaluation. • For example it may be appropriate to consider the amount of user training to be provided, or re-organisation of the task. In this case the element which is the object of design or evaluation is considered to be subject to potential variation, while the other elements of the work system are treated as fixed.