Exploring Usability Needs by Human-Computer Interaction Patterns

In: Task Models and Diagrams for User Interface Design: 6th International Workshop, TAMODIA 2007, Toulouse, France, November 7-9, 2007, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) / Winckler, Marco; Johnson, Hilary; Palanque, Philippe (Hrsg.)
1. Auflage, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer (2007)
ISBN: 3540772219
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Informatik
Abstract:
Covering quality aspects such as usability through the software development life cycle is challenging. These "-ilities" are generally difficult to grasp and usually lack an appropriate quantifiability, which would ease their systematic consideration. We propose a pattern-based development method supporting the identification of usability requirements and their proper specification. By taking usability principles from Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design patterns and incorporate them into patterns for software analysis (problem frames), we obtain a new kind of patterns applicable for requirements engineering: HCIFrames. They are used for exploring usability needs of a given problem situation.