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dc.contributor.authorHix, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.authorHartson, H. Rexen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-19T14:36:10Z
dc.date.available2013-06-19T14:36:10Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifierhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000340/en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19798
dc.descriptionEnsuring usability has become a key goal of interactive system development, as developers have begun to realize that it matters little how effectively an interactive system can compute, if human users cannot communicate effectively with the system. In this paper we discuss what we have found to be two main types of formative user interface evaluation: analytic and empirical. Both these types occur as part of the development process. We do not attempt to survey all approaches to either of these types of formative evaluation, but rather to offer a sampling of some approaches that have been found (by us and by others) to be useful in ensuring usability. We give only an overview of analytic methods, and then focus on empirical methods. We conclude with some observations on future trends in user interface evaluation.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHistorical Collection(Till Dec 2001)en_US
dc.titleFormative Evaluation: Ensuring Usability in User Interfacesen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
dc.identifier.trnumberTR-92-60en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://eprints.cs.vt.edu/archive/00000340/01/TR-92-60.pdf


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