Implementation Support of Guidelines through Directed Evaluation and Re-Engineering

  • Chris Stary

Abstract

The contribution deals (i) with the gap between guidelines and their implementation support through design or evaluation methods/methodologies, and (ii) with the gap between activities of testing usability and those of user-centered design. The approach to bridge the addressed gaps taken in this paper is based on the concept to enrich evaluation techniques through specific guidelines for redesigning user interfaces according to the results of checking their usability. This way, evaluation and design become part of a consistent and case-sensitive feedback loop between developers and users. The methodology EU-CON II implements that feedback loop. It has been developed to implement the EC directive 90/270/EEC on human-computer interaction. In the paper the methodology is detailed, and empirical evidence for its successful application is given.

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  • Chris Stary
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  1. 1.Department of Business Information Systems Communications EngineeringUniversity of LinzLinzAustria

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