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Key Requirements for Integrating Usability Engineering and Software Engineering

  • Karsten Nebe
  • Volker Paelke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)

Abstract

To improve the integration between Software Engineering (SE) and Usability Engineering (UE) this paper identifies areas of overlap and develops proposals for their integration. The focus is on key requirements that were derived using semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. The principles and activities in the standards ISO 13407 and ISO/PAS 18152 were concretized to establish specific quality aspects. The identified requirements provide a foundation for systematic modification of existing development processes with established best practices from both disciplines.

Keywords

Integration Assessment Standards DIN EN ISO 13407 and ISO/PAS 18152 Process Models Process Definition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karsten Nebe
    • 1
  • Volker Paelke
    • 2
  1. 1.C-LABUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Institut de GeomàticaCastelldefelsSpain

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