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Bevan N.,Usability
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Year: 2014

The course explains how international standards can provide a sound basis for education and training, can provide authority for design and development, and are a rich source of guidance and reference material.

Quesenbery W.,Usability
Interactions | Year: 2013

US elections are a massive system, both centralized around the presidential election cycle and local, controlled by more than 3,000 counties and even more municipalities. They are a human ecosystem, of voters, candidates, election staff, volunteer poll workers, political advocates, and journalists. Both pre- and post-election audits should be a routine part of election administration. Their goal is not only to ensure an accurate count, but also to detect election fraud or other procedural problems. The past decade has seen an enormous rise in 'convenience voting', that is ways to vote outside of the traditional election-day polling place. Some counties, including Bernalillo County in New Mexico, have moved to voting centers instead of neighborhood polling places. In exchange for fewer locations, voters can vote at any of them, no matter where they live in the county. According to the author, it is not possible to make changes in the current election systems without changing different chains involved in the process.

Chisnell D.,Usability
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine | Year: 2010

Usability testing provides data about non-physical aspects of using instrumentation. You can build in high accuracy of the measurand and test for ease of use to reach a proper measure. By looking at the context within which a device is being used, you can learn about the act of using the device as well as users' perceptions of how well it is performing, their perceptions of how easy it is to use, and specific frustrations, obstacles, and errors that people experience in using the device. The human factor becomes less unpredictable-less uncertain. © 2010 IEEE.

Bevan N.,Usability
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2013

The ISO/IEC 25063 standard provides a Common Industry Format for documenting the context of use. It defines the context of use as the "users, tasks, equipment (hardware, software and materials), and the physical and social environments in which a system, product or service is used", and specifies what should be included in a description of the context of use. This paper explains the importance of identifying the context of use as part of the human centred design process, provides an outline of the information that needs to be included in a description of the context of use, and explains how the scope of the context of use needs to be identified and how multiple contexts of use can be differentiated. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.

Johnson J.A.,Usability
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Year: 2015

This course describes age-related factors that affect ability to use the Web, and presents Web design guidelines that reflect the capabilities, usage patterns, and preferences of older Web users. The course also explains the value of testing websites on older adults.

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