Accession Number:

ADA265017

Title:

Software Usability Assessment Guide.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PRC INC ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1993-04-11

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

This guide shows independent operational evaluators and operational testers how to measure the usability or User Friendliness of computer software components that require human interaction. It shows how to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of human interactions with the software components of any weapon, equipment, computer, or information mission area system. The methodology in the guide can be applied during any phase of the Acquisition Process. It also addresses the inherent trainability of software components. It covers interfaces, preparation of questionnaires and other dat collection instruments, data analysis, and the development of Usability Profiles to describe all the software interfaces of a system. It contains lists of questionnaire and checklist items, and examples of questionnaires, used to gather data on User Friendliness and human factors or MANPRINT

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE