Usability Engineering : Lecture 3 review

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Last tuesday, 22th january, we studied about Usability Engineering in Social Computing class. So, i will share you what is Usability Engineering.

What is Usability Engineering?

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From Introduce to Social Computing Post that i posted, I told you that Usability Engineering is a field that is concerned about human-computer interaction and try to make computer interface to have a high usability for user to use. But in real, there are no clear definition of them. From my searching, many post also told that Usability Engineering is a process focuses on user-centered design (UCD) and try to ensures good usability of product.

Usability Goals

– Effective and efficient to use

– Safe to use

– Easy to learn

– Easy to remember how to use

To ensure that the product has a high usability, there are 4 core evaluation paradigms to measure it.
– Quick and Dirty
– Usability Testing; measures typical users performing real tasks and recording the time taken or number of error.
– Field Studies; done in users natural setting to identify opportunities for new products and determine requirements for design
– Heuristic or predictive evaluation.

Some information come from Usability Engineering, Lecture 3, Social Computing Course. And this post is part of my lecture 3 review.

Hope you guys get information and enjoy it. See you next post. 🙂

Related link:

[1] http://usabilityetc.com/2010/08/usability-terms-wordle-visualization/

:http://www.maketick.com/usability-engineering

:http://www.usabilis.com/

:http://teacher.snru.ac.th/peartawan/admin/news/files/chap%206-1-08-2554.pdf

:http://www.gotoknow.org/posts/83580

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