IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Usability

Gaining a Competitive Edge

Editors: Hammond, Judy, Gross, Tom, Wesson, Janet (Eds.)

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Usability has become increasingly important as an essential part of the design and development of software and systems for all sectors of society, business, industry, government and education, as well as a topic of research. Today, we can safely say that, in many parts of the world, information technology and communications is or is becoming a central force in revolutionising the way that we all live and how our societies function. IFIP's mission states clearly that it "encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of information technology for the benefit of all people". The question that must be considered now is how much attention has been given to the usability of the IT-based systems that we use in our work and daily lives. There is much evidence to indicate that the real interests and needs of people have not yet been embraced in a substantial way by IT decision­ makers and when developing and implementing the IT systems that shape our lives, both as private individuals and at work. But some headway has been made. Three years ago, the IFIP Technical Committee on Human­ Computer Interaction (IFIP TC13) gave the subject of usability its top priority for future work in advancing HCI within the international community. This Usability Stream of the IFIP World Computer Congress is a result of this initiative. It provides a showcase on usability involving some practical business solutions and experiences, and some research findings.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Deconstructing Silos

    Lindgaard, Gitte

    Pages 3-20

  • A Method-Independent Process Model of User-Centred Design

    Jokela, Timo

    Pages 23-38

  • Use and Reuse of HCI Knowledge in the Software Development Lifecycle

    Metzker, Eduard (et al.)

    Pages 39-55

  • Analyzing the Role of Organizational Culture in the Implementation of User-Centered Design

    Iivari, Netta

    Pages 57-71

  • The Importance of User Roles in Feature Bundling Decisions in Wireless Handheld Devices

    Narasimhan, Sheila (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Usability
Book Subtitle
Gaining a Competitive Edge
Editors
  • Judy Hammond
  • Tom Gross
  • Janet Wesson
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
99
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35610-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35610-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7187-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-6910-4
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 298
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