USABAGILE_Web: A Web Agile Usability Approach for Web Site Design

  • Gladys Benigni
  • Osvaldo Gervasi
  • Francesco Luca Passeri
  • Tai-Hoon Kim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6017)


The present research presents an agile methodology designed for the Web, to design or to re-engineer a software product by analyzing the product’s architecture, developing new user interface’s prototypes, and testing them using detailed usability criteria. The proposed methodology represents an innovative approach to provide to the end-users a product easily comprehensive and easy to use, based on modern user-machine interfaces. For this reason the approach represents an important achievement towards the comprehension of the inner mechanisms on which is based the human-computer interaction.


Sequence Diagram Usability Inspection Agile Methodology Estimate Software Cost Agile Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gladys Benigni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Osvaldo Gervasi
    • 1
  • Francesco Luca Passeri
    • 1
  • Tai-Hoon Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. Informatica, Isla de MargaritaUniversidad de Oriente, Nucleo Nueva EspartaVenezuela
  3. 3.Science and Engineering Research Support CenterHannam University Ojeong-dong Daedeok-guDaejeonKorea

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