Accession Number:

ADA285210

Title:

Integrating Human Factors with Software Engineering Practices

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1994-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The design and development of human-computer interaction HCI has been evolving into a full engineering discipline for achieving system usability- developing systems that support their users in accomplishing their tasks with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. Advances have been occurring both in user interface engineering, focusing on the processes being used to develop artifacts, and in usability engineering, focusing on the products being developed. Large proportions of these systems are heavily software intensive. System engineering activities must therefore integrate HCI engineering with software engineering to achieve usability in software-intensive systems. This effort can take advantage of successful HCI engineering efforts, which have focused on human factors and HCI methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE