Re: Usability - any experiences or processes to share?

Subject: Re: Usability - any experiences or processes to share?
From: "Sandy Harris" <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 12:23:33 +0800

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 12:32 AM, <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:

> Testing for usability
> may or may not be futile. The biggest improvements in usability that I
> have seen in real-world examples came from observing and reacting to
> the problems that actual users had. It was an iterative process.

Yes, but usability needs to be tested early and designed in. It is
much harder to add it later. It may not be quite as bad as for
security, which is nearly impossible to add unless it is a major
design objective from the beginning, but is still adds costs and
sometimes unacceptable delays if you try to do it later.

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References:
Usability - any experiences or processes to share?: From: Mary Arrotti
Re: Usability - any experiences or processes to share?: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Usability - any experiences or processes to share?: From: jlshaeffer

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