PUMA Footprints: Linking Theory and Craft Skill in Usability Evaluation

@inproceedings{Blandford2001PUMAFL,
  title={PUMA Footprints: Linking Theory and Craft Skill in Usability Evaluation},
  author={Ann Blandford and Richard Butterworth and Paul Curzon},
  booktitle={INTERACT},
  year={2001}
}
‘Footprints’ are marks or features of a design that alert the analyst to the possible existence of usability difficulties caused by violations of design principles. PUMA Footprints make an explicit link between the theory underlying a Programmable User Model and the design principles that can be derived from that theory. While principles are widely presented as being intuitively obvious, it is desirable that they should have a theoretical basis. However, working directly with theory tends… CONTINUE READING

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