Combinations of Methods for Collaborative Evaluation of the Usability of Interactive Software Systems

Andrés Solano, César A. Collazos, ALEXANDRU CRISTIAN RUSU , Habib M. Fardoun

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Abstract

Usability is a fundamental quality characteristic for the success of an interactive system. It is a concept that includes a set of metrics and methods in order to obtain easy-to-learn and easy-to-use systems. Usability Evaluation Methods, UEM, are quite diverse; their application depends on variables such as costs, time availability, and human resources. A large number of UEM can be employed to assess interactive software systems, but questions arise when deciding which method and/or combination of methods gives more (relevant) information. We propose Collaborative Usability Evaluation Methods, CUEM, following the principles defined by the Collaboration Engineering. This paper analyzes a set of CUEM conducted on different interactive software systems. It proposes combinations of CUEM that provide more complete and comprehensive information about the usability of interactive software systems than those evaluation methods conducted independently.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4089520
JournalAdvances in Human-Computer Interaction
Volume2016
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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