People and Computers XIII

Proceedings of HCI ’98

  • Hilary Johnson
  • Lawrence Nigay
  • Christopher Roast

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Usability Testing: Methods and Empirical Studies

  3. Design: Process, Task Analysis, Requirements and Specification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Nadine Ozkan, Cécile Paris, Sandrine Balbo
      Pages 123-137
    3. Michele Ryan, Alistair Sutcliffe
      Pages 139-157
    4. Alistair Sutcliffe, John Carroll
      Pages 159-176
    5. Paul Chesson, Lorraine Johnston, Philip Dart
      Pages 177-188
    6. Cécile Paris, Nadine Ozkan, Flor Bonifacio
      Pages 189-206
  4. Visual Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Wendy Ark, D. Christopher Dryer, Ted Selker, Shumin Zhai
      Pages 209-219
    3. William B. L. Wong, David O’Hare, Philip J. Sallis
      Pages 221-238
    4. Philip Weir, Andy Cockburn
      Pages 239-252
  5. Innovative User Interfaces: Multimedia and Multi-modal User Interfaces, Wearable Computers and Virtual Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Dimitrios I. Rigas, James L. Alty
      Pages 273-286
    3. Masahiko Kawakami, Masaru Mamiya, Tomonori Nishiki, Yoshitaka Tsuji, Akito Okamoto, Toshihiro Fujita
      Pages 303-312
    4. Chris Baber, David Haniff, Lee Cooper, James Knight, Brian Mellor
      Pages 313-325
    5. Chris Johnson
      Pages 327-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-342

About these proceedings


The need for ensuring that usability measurement results can contribute to the ongoing development of a software product in a formative way is the main theme of this paper. It is recognized that acquiring, structuring, and analysing data about the actual progression of a product's development is a challenging task. Even more difficult, is the problem of making the results of any analysis of that data readily accessible to all the participants at regular intervals in the process. The paper presents an approach to supporting that process exemplified in SEDRES (Systems Engineering Data Representation and Exchange Standardization), a European Aerospace collaborative project on developing a data exchange capability for design tools. The main subject is the role of a software tool called NUD*IST (Non-numerical Unstructured Data Indexing Searching and Theorizing) (QSR, 1997), in providing support for structuring and analysing longitudinal data and for regular feedback to the project partners about the product under development. The paper begins with an overview of the context of use, a systems engineering project involving five major companies in the European Aerospace industry. SEDRES is a three year project which started in January 1996, co-funded by an ESPRIT grant from the European Commission. The project partners comprise Aerospatiale, Alenia, British Aerospace, Daimler-Benz Aerospace, Saab and Linkoping University (Sweden), the Australian Centre for Test & Evaluation (ACTE), and Loughborough University Telecommunications and Computer-Human Interaction (LUTCHI) Research Centre.


Accessibility Design Graphical User Interface Interaction Interface Layout Usability User Interfaces human-computer interaction (HCI) multimedia user interface virtual reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilary Johnson
    • 1
  • Lawrence Nigay
    • 2
  • Christopher Roast
    • 3
  1. 1.Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.CLIPS-IMAGGrenoble cedex 9France
  3. 3.School of Computing and Management ServicesShefffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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