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An Evaluation Procedure for Human-Computer Interface Development Tools

Hix, Deborah and Tan, Kay C. (1988) An Evaluation Procedure for Human-Computer Interface Development Tools. Technical Report TR-88-44, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Human-computer interface development tools--often called user interface management systems or UIMS--are interactive systems that support production and execution of the human-computer interface. Despite their proliferation, no method exists for their systematic evaluation or comparison. We have developed an evaluation procedure that uses a standardized technique to produce quantifiable criteria for evaluating and comparing human-computer interface development tools. The procedure produces ratings along two dimensions: functionality and usability. Specification/implementation techniques used by the tool are also quantitatively rated. An empirical study indicates that the procedure produces reliable results. The procedure is already being used in one commercial environment.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:129
Deposited By:User autouser
Deposited On:05 December 2001