Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design

Katsuhiko Ogawa, Shunichi Yonemura

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Abstract

Human-computer interface design guidelines are useful for developing well designed interfaces but the designer must be able to access the guideline appropriate to the application. Research is conducted to understand how designers access design guideline databases and then methods are tested to improve the usability of the databases. A design guideline database of approximately 300 guidelines is developed using a hypermedia approach. The system employs a book metaphor interface to characters and graphics in a Japanese environment. The subjects of the usability analysis are software designers who did not have any background in human factors. They were provided with the representation of a bad interface design on a piece of paper, and were instructed to improve the design through the use of the guideline database. Two common strategies were identified by observing the designers' actions: a hypothesis strategy and a checklist strategy. These strategies were analyzed using the quantities and quality of improvements recommended. The optimum database usage checks interface violations by employing the browsing function of the database; sometimes key word searches are used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors Society
PublisherPubl by Human Factors Soc Inc
Pages433-437
Number of pages5
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Part 2 (f 2) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 1992 Oct 121992 Oct 16

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OtherProceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Part 2 (f 2)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period92/10/1292/10/16

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Ogawa, K., & Yonemura, S. (1992). Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society (Vol. 1, pp. 433-437). Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc.

Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design. / Ogawa, Katsuhiko; Yonemura, Shunichi.

Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1 Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, 1992. p. 433-437.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ogawa, K & Yonemura, S 1992, Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design. in Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. vol. 1, Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, pp. 433-437, Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 36th Annual Meeting. Part 2 (f 2), Atlanta, GA, USA, 92/10/12.
Ogawa K, Yonemura S. Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1. Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc. 1992. p. 433-437
Ogawa, Katsuhiko ; Yonemura, Shunichi. / Usability analysis of design guideline database in human-computer interface design. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1 Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, 1992. pp. 433-437
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