Assessing the usability of a user interface standard

@inproceedings{Thovtrup1991AssessingTU,
  title={Assessing the usability of a user interface standard},
  author={Henrik Thovtrup and Jakob Nielsen},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={1991}
}
User interface standards can be hard to use for developers. In a laboratory experiment, 26 students achieved only 71 % compliance with a two page standard; many violations were due to influence from previous experience with nonstandard systems. In a study of a real company’s standard, developers were only able to find 4 of 12 actual deviations in a sample system, and three real products broke between 7 and 12 of the 22 mandatory rules in the standard. Designers were found to rely heavily on the… CONTINUE READING

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