Formal specification of usability heuristics: How convenient it is?

Cristhy Jiménez, Cristian Rusu, Virginica Rusu, Silvana Roncagliolo, Rodolfo Inostroza

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Abstract

The challenge of developing highly usable interactive software systems has motivated several researchers to focus on providing new elements for designing and evaluating usability. The use of interaction and usability design patterns has been promoted to achieve this. A proposal to formally specify a new set of usability heuristics to be used in a heuristic inspection has appeared. It is still arguable if formal specification of such heuristics improves the performance of usability evaluations. This paper discusses the relevance of the use of patterns in the specification of usability heuristics, based on empirical evidence collected through query techniques. The results showed that formal specification of usability heuristics through patterns could facilitate the heuristic evaluations, regardless the evaluators' experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEAST'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies, EAST 2012 - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 22 Sep 201222 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameEAST'12 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies

Conference

Conference2nd International Workshop on Evidential Assessment of Software Technologies, EAST 2012
Country/TerritorySweden
CityLund
Period22/09/1222/09/12

Keywords

  • Empirical evidences
  • Usability evaluation
  • Usability heuristics
  • Usability patterns

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