Developing usability heuristics for grid computing applications: Lessons learned

Daniela Quiñones, Cristian Rusu, Silvana Roncagliolo, Virginica Rusu, César A. Collazos

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Several methods allow measuring the degree of usability of a software product. The heuristic evaluation is one of the most popular methods which allow finding more usability problems, in comparison to other methods. However, sets of generic usability heuristics may not evaluate (usability) aspects related to specific software. A set of usability heuristics for Grid Computing was developed using the methodology proposed by Rusu and others, in 2011. The methodology facilitated the heuristics’ design and specification, with stages that support the developing process and allow to formally specifying the heuristics. The paper highlights certain deficiencies detected when applying this methodology and suggests some improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations - 13th International Conference on Information Technology
EditorsShahram Latifi
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319324661
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


  • Grid computing
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Methodology
  • Usability
  • Usability heuristics


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