Jakob Nielsen. Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN Usability Engineering. Chapter 6. Usability Testing. 2. Introduction. ▫ Reliability. ▫ Questions. 7. Okt. Written by the author of the best-selling HyperText & HyperMedia, this book is an excellent guide to the methods of usability engineering. Jakob Nielsen's textbook on applying systematic methods throughout the Detailing the methods of usability engineering, this book provides the tools needed.
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Usability Engineering JAKOB NIELSEN SunSoft Garcia Avenue Mountain View, California Morgan Kaufmann AN IMPRINT OF ACADEMIC PRESS A. Swiss Federal. Institute of Technology. Zürich. Usability. Engineering. Matthias Rauterberg. .. Look at interface and make lists of its problems [Nielsen and Molich ]. – according to .. Jakob Nielsen & Robert Mack (eds.) Usability. It also provided a forum for raising awareness about usability engineering and its .. even available to do that, but as Astrid Nielsen is fond of saying, "whatever.
The main rules for" discount task analysis" are simply to observe users, keep quiet, and let the users work as they normally would without interference. For half a year, four drivers had every use of practically all of these functions from their new car radio automatically recorded. Mack IBM T. Unfortunately, the cost savings from increased usability are not always directly visible to the development organization since they may not show up until after the release of the product. Memorability Casual users are the third major category of users besides novice and expert users. Quartiles divide a sorted range of observations, such as a set of user performance data, into four equally large sets. Nielsen has also given his five quality components of Usability Goals, which are:
Buy it and keep it handy. One person found this helpful. Although Neilsen has a lot of good information in here, the information is hidden beneath layers of writing. Every point is repeated several times, and the author is incredibly wordy. As a professional writer, it astounds me that someone could go on about usability without having the faintest idea of how to make his own writing usable.
If edited properly, this volume could be reduced to half the size and give exactly the same information.
The passive voice just about slaughters this book. One gets the impression that the author thinks he must write in this boring, textbook style in order to be considered "The Book" in the industry. This is unfortunate, because many readers simply won't make it through this book, despite the important information it has to impart. As advertised. The book edition it is a little old. The book was write a long time ago an i think it is not adequate to a informatic book. By the way, the shipment was very fast.
If you are an experienced user interface designer who thoroughly understands what usability is about you probably don't need to read the book although I would find it strange that you are experienced and did not read this book which is attributed to have coined the term "Usability Engineering".
So who should read the book. Everybody that is going to develop any form of software. No, it won't make you an expert, but it will get you thinking. On the negative side, some of the examples may some be slightly old but its a book!
Sometimes you're also going to feel that you could stress this concept in half the space. However, the information and the thought process behind the information is extremely relevant and is well-worth the effort of reading the book. If you are new in software development this book is an absolute must. In a sense it helps you develop "a way of thinking" rather than giving any specifics. However, if you are looking for specifics, Chapter 5 deals with usability heuristics, presenting 10 of them.
When looking at the list of 10 heuristics, they may seem obvious, trivial almost. It is quite amazing, however, how often those seemingly trivial things are overlooked or ignored. Just use some programs on your PC I think it would be worthwhile any software developers time to read Chapter 5 and think long and hard about what is said - then go back to your software and be honest with yourself.
It might be some of the best lessons you'll ever learn.
In lots of ways this book has everything that classics are made of - except occasionally the ease of reading. This book is not perfect, but some of the critique is a bit too harsh.
I mean, really, the book is a breeze to read, it is clear and not once was I unsure about anything it said. There is only a little more than pages of actual text to read. Then there are excercises which I found helpful. Then there's a long list of references, which some people may find helpful when trying to find more information.
The most incredible part of the book, in my opinion, is the chapter on inexpensive usability engineering methods, that can easily be adapted by small companies without large budgets.
They are really worth reading the book! I believe everyone who wants a career in UI design should read this book first, before proceeding further.
Those who are not usability engineers per se, will get all they need from this book about interface-design , the UI pros will probably want to read other material too, but this is the place to start. I would give 4. The book is not perfect. But I gave 5 stars to help the average rise a bit One of the best ways I judge whether a book is useful for me or not, is to look through the Table of Contents.
So here it is: I apologize for the format. The space allowed for comments makes it impossible to put this in true outline format. Computer aided usability engineering' Technology Transfer This book was required reading for a Human Factors class I took. I found it to be a good quick coverage of some basic human factors principles. Additionally, it had good coverage of the practical aspects as well.
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Also a interesting read to see how technology fared back then years ago. Nov 29, Shane C rated it it was amazing. Nov 21, David rated it liked it Shelves: As my first database design project to be used by someone else comes to a close, I find myself starting this book and reflecting on the truth of the intro: View all 3 comments.
Mar 20, Frankie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel like I refer back to this short little book every time I start a new study, and I've been doing this for almost 15 years!
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About Jakob Nielsen. Jakob Nielsen. Jakob Nielsen is a leading web usability consultant. He holds a Ph. He is also the principal of the Nielsen Norman Group which he co-founded with Dr.
Donald A. Norman former VP of research at Apple Computer. Nielsen founded the "dis Jakob Nielsen is a leading web usability consultant. Nielsen founded the "discount usability engineering" movement for fast and cheap improvements of user interfaces and has invented several usability methods, including heuristic evaluation.
He holds 79 United States patents, mainly on ways of making the Web easier to use. Nielsen has also given his five quality components of Usability Goals, which are: