Adoption-centric usability engineering: systematic deployment, evaluation and improvement of usability engineering methods in the software engineering lifecycle
FacultiesFakultät für Informatik
LicenseStandard (Fassung vom 03.05.2003)
This work argues that usability engineering methods can only be regarded as integrated in the software development process of an organization, when these methods are practiced and accepted by development teams. So far no frameworks for examining the acceptance of methods by project teams and for exploiting such data for guiding project teams in method deployment are available. To address this problem this work presents an approach which consists of a process meta-model for guiding project teams in the deployment of usability engineering methods and of a measurement framework for measuring the acceptance of the deployed methods. The approach is called adoption-centric usability engineering. The concepts of the adoption-centric usability engineering approach are implemented in a support system which aims at supporting the introduction, evaluation and improvement of usability engineering methods in software development organizations. In this work an evaluation of the developed framework with potential users of the adoption-centric usability engineering approach is performed. The evaluation indicates that the adoption-centric usability engineering approach has the potential to improve the introduction and establishment of usability engineering methods in software development processes.
Subject HeadingsEvaluation [GND]
Software Engineering [GND]
Software development. Methods [LCSH]